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God and Grace of BodySacrament in Ordinary$
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David Brown

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231829

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.001.0001

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Healing and Presence

Healing and Presence

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(p.392) 8 Healing and Presence
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God and Grace of Body
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David Brown (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0009

This chapter explores the powerful connections made between religion and medicine in the ancient world. It is shown that despite its lack of often basic knowledge of the body, the ancient world often exhibited a more integrated conception of health than the modern world does now.

Keywords:   medicine, ancient world, health, Christians, eucharist, Christ, humanity

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