Jul 15, 2024  
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THEO 263 - Health and Healing: Medicine, Religion, and Spirituality

3 Credit Hours
This course explores the historical and contemporary interface between medicine and religion with an emphasis on the origin and development of the nursing tradition, especially its impact on the revival of spirituality in the late 20th century. Tracing the path of wellness from its origins in Greek, Chinese, and Indian cultures, as well as the distinctive approach of Judaism and early Christianity, students will investigate the development of healing practices in the medical traditions of medieval monasticism, Islamic medical schools in Spain and North Africa, and the rediscovery of holistic medicine in recent times. Topics will include studies of longevity, alternative health care, fitness and exercise, diet and nutritional studies, pain management, and the role of emotion in regard to personal and social health.

This course will satisfy the core area requirement in theology.



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