This book was triggered when, as a novice medical student in Oxford, I
first read Dr Paul Tournier’s Doctor’s Casebook in the Light of the Bible. At that
time I was searching for a bridge between the basic sciences and the
Christian faith tradition.
Much later, at a meeting of the International Medicine of the Person
Group in Prague, 1993, I was intrigued by the memories and wholesome
relationships of these continental doctors and their families.
Illness and death are important events for people everywhere. No one is spared. However, faith and medical practice not the same everywhere. How do people understand the causes of illness and death and how they deal with these events culture different from culture. It is not surprising therefore that the medical practitioners and others are becoming increas ingly aware of the need to understand the influence of the social and cultural beliefs and medical practice. Culture the usual ways of thinking and acting in a society often affect the outcome of disease, illness and even occur.
By the early 1870's, leading figures from both the health professions and the general public had begun to
realize the necessity for having the medical sciences represented in the Smithsonian Institution. The impetus
behind this new feeling resulted from the action of a distinguished American physician, philanthropist, and
author, Joseph Meredith Toner (1825-1896), and came almost a decade before the integration of a new section
concerned with research and the historical and educational aspects of the healing arts in the Smithsonian
In 1872, Dr.
Perspectives from nine faiths in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., January 11, 1990. Includes: Hawaiian by Lou Ann Ha'aheo Guanson; Baha'i by Tony Pelle; Buddhist by Robert Aitken; Christian by Stanley E. Amos and Anna…
That competition is a virtue, at least as far as enterprises are concerned has been a basic article of faith in the American Tradition, and a vigorous antitrust policy has long been regarded as both beneficial and necessary, not only to extend competitive forces into new regions but also to preserve them where they may be flourishing at the moment.
CHAPTER 12 Monopoly Power and Firm Pricing Decisions
That competition is a virtue, at least as far as enterprises are concerned has been a basic article of faith in the American Tradition, and a vigorous antitrust policy has long been regarded as both beneficial and necessary
This ambivalence in the pagan religions toward peace and war is found in the texts of the
main religious traditions. Many ‘sacred’ texts are flooded with images of a vengeful and
violent God: a God of war who destroys our enemies and punishes us if we stray. Elise
Boulding observes: ‘The warrior god has dominated the stories of our faith communities, so
that the other story of human caring and compassion and reconciliation, is often difficult to
During the nineteenth century, which has already receded far enough into the perspective of the past for us to
be able to take a comprehensive view of it, the advance guard of the human race found itself in a position
entirely different from that ever before occupied by it. Through the knowledge of cosmic, animal, and social
evolution gradually accumulated by the laborious and careful studies of special students in every department
of historical research and scientific experiment, a broader and higher state of self-consciousness was attained.
When Prohibition (the Eighteenth Amendment) was repealed by State ratification
of the Twenty-first Amendment in December 1933, I was a teenager, but already
familiar with beverage alcohol. My initial contact was through religion; for centuries
alcohol in beverage form had been part of the customs of many organized religions,
customs that were and are part of the traditions of my Jewish faith. During
Prohibition, I had consumed alcohol in a family environment and also participated
in the sale of alcohol.
High mountain walls and bridgeless streams marooned the people of the Blue Ridge for centuries, shut them
off from the outside world so that they lost step with the onward march of civilization. A forgotten people
until yesterday, unlettered, content to wrest a meager living from the grudging soil, they built for themselves a
nation within a nation. By their very isolation, they have preserved much of the best that is America.
It is sixty-four years since the original edition of Withers's Chronicles of Border Warfare was given to the
public. The author was a faithful recorder of local tradition. Among his neighbors were sons and grandsons of
the earlier border heroes, and not a few actual participants in the later wars. He had access, however, to few