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As its subtitle suggests, this book is an excellent introduction to the Orthodox Christian view of human life as a striving to become God-like and to the implications of illness and medicine in this journey. This volume, like others in the series "Health/Medicine and the Faith Traditions" from the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith and Ethics, aims to improve understanding of religious beliefs and traditions, because these institutions form either a subconscious foundation or an explicit framework for ethical decision-making for many people. Each volume reviews the basic history, tenets, and practices of a particular faith
Health and Medicine in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition: Faith, Liturgy and Wholeness. Ann Intern Med. 1992;117:96. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-1-96_1
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