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[Findings and Approaches] Healing the Body and Soul from the Middle Ages to the Modern Day

Findings and Approaches
Poster:Post date:2015-10-17
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies
Findings and Approaches
主題 Topic
Healing the Body and Soul from the Middle Ages to the Modern Day
代表作品 Title Birkbeck, University of London
作者 Author  
出版年 Year 2016
語言 Language  
裝訂 Binding 平裝 Paperback    □ 精裝 Hardcover
頁數 Pages  
ISBN (10 / 13)
Bibliography Reference
 (STC, Duff, GW . . .)
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撰稿者 Writer
撰寫日期 Date
13 Oct. 2015
A.   簡介 Introduction (within 500 words, Chinese or English)

[Original CFP]
In the contemporary Western world, religion and medicine are increasingly separated, but through much of history they have been closely interrelated. This relationship has been characterised by some conflict, but also by a great deal of cooperation. Religious perspectives have informed both the understanding of and approaches to health and sickness, whilst religious personnel have frequently been at the forefront of medical provision. Religious organisations were, moreover, often at the heart of the response to medical emergencies, and provided key healing environments, such as hospitals and pilgrimage sites. This conference will explore the relationship between religion and medicine in the historic past, ranging over a long chronological framework and a wide geographical span. The conference focus will be primarily historical, and we welcome contributions which take an interdisciplinary approach to this topic.
Four main themes will provide the focus of the conference. The sub-themes are not prescriptive, but are suggested as potential subjects for consideration:
     1. Healing the Body and Healing the Soul
       ─ Medical traditions: the non-natural environment and the ‘Passions of the Soul’.
       ─ Religious traditions (for example, the Church Fathers, sermons and devotional  
     2. The Religious and Medicine
       ─ Medical knowledge and practice of religious personnel, including secular and
          regular clergy.
       ─ Nurses and nursing.
       ─ Medical practitioners, religious authorities and the regulation of medical activity 
          and practice.
     3. Religious Responses
       ─ Religious responses to epidemics, from leprosy to plague to pox and cholera.
       ─ Medical missions in Europe and the wider world.
       ─ Religion, humanitarianism and medical care.
     4. Healing Environments and Religion
       ─ Religious healing/ miracles/ pilgrimage.
       ─ Institutional medical care (including hospitals, dispensaries and convalescent
B.   延伸閱讀 Extended Reading
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