Individual Author Record
Mr. Westbrook is an associate professor of library science and reference and bibliographic instruction librarian at Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL.
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- Baptizing Alternative Medicine: A Guide for the Curious But Cautious Christian , IUniverse, 2003
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Baptizing Alternative Medicine: A Guide for the Curious But Cautious Christian
Are alternative medicine and Christianity natural allies or rivals? They share a surprising number of basic features, yet it is frequently assumed that they are automatically in conflict. Many thoughtful Christians are intrigued by alternative medicine but wonder if there are sound theological reasons to avoid it. Does one risk Hell by receiving acupuncture for tennis elbow?Baptizing Alternative Medicine addresses these concerns. It examines alternative medicine while avoiding the polarized positions which have frequently marked the debate. When one evaluates complementary and alternative therapies with careful attention to both spirituality and science, it becomes clear that though there are real dangers in some therapies, there are also real benefits which are worth pursuing. The book covers the major alternative therapies, analyzing the available scientific evidence and any theological concerns.