Medicine and Religion in Enlightenment Europe

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Ole Peter Grell, Dr. Andrew Cunningham
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Medical - 267 pages
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During the Enlightenment, the religious elements in the treatment and interpretation of diseases to all intents and purposes disappeared. However, recent scholarship suggests that this may well be an overstatement and that religion retained many of its customary relations with medicine. This text explores how far this was true.
  

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Contents

The Nexus
29
The Role of Clergymen in Spanish
49
Medicine History and Religion in Naples in the Seventeenth
63
Pope Benedict XIV and the Beatification of the Flying Saint
79
A Comparison of Mennonite
121
Tropical Medicine and Exotic Natural History
145
The Enlightenment Debate on
195
Medicine Witchcraft and the Politics of Healing in Late
223
From Souls to the Powers of
243
Index
259
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About the author (2007)

Ole Peter Grell is Reader in History at the Open University. His previous publications include The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (as co-author, Cambridge University Press, 2000) and The Impact of the European Reformation: Princes, Clergy and People (as co-editor, 2008).

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