Towards a Renewed Biblical Understanding of Health and Healing: A Prophetic Response

By: Ao, Atula

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This book examines the different interpretations of the understanding of illness, health and healing by the Biblical (Old Testament) Prophets in order to address the issues related to these concepts in our contemporary context.The prophetic literatures of the pre-exilic, exilic and post-exilic times were corrective, subversive alternative to the pre-dominant idea that health and healing were something very physical. However, the prophetic understanding corrected the notion that health and healing is not just physical but it was also emotional, relational, spiritual, and ecological. Therefore, the prophetic literatures are not just important for the study in their own context but are also extremely relevant to our time and context where relationships are broken, ecological crisis is at high risk, injustice prevails, violence and fear grips the health of the individual and the community. All the three prophetic books: Hosea, Isaiah and Jeremiah are structured in such manner so as to underscore God's overarching healing love. Each book not only directly presents God as seeking health and healing, but also in its overall structure makes clear that the portrayal of anger and wrath is serving a rhetorical strategy meant to foster trust in the people a loving, patient, and healing God. This book is a treat for those who are willing to amplify their radius of understanding illness, health and healing from a `different' yet relevant perspective. Printed Pages: 262.

Title: Towards a Renewed Biblical Understanding of Health and Healing: A Prophetic Response

Author Name: Ao, Atula

Categories: India, Religion,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Christian World Imprints/B.R. Publishing Corporation: 2017

ISBN: 9789351482277

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 117913

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