Health Sovereignty & Medicine of Hope
By Prof. [Dr. of Med.] Charles McWilliams
Health sovereignty is the exercise of the Church’s sovereign authority to protect and promote health - the physical, mental, and spiritual; and provide health services to those of faith and morals. These rights are protected under the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Indigenous Rights. The New Medicine of Hope represents for the 21st century the Christian medical way forward. The new Medicine of Hope is the culmination of Judeo-Christian and Greek medicine that led to monastic medicine and by the 20th century blossomed into nature cure and new thought movements. The central question of this book is how today's Church lost a special healing ministry and how can we reclaim back our culture, tradition and rights. This knowledge is necessary for the Christian in the exercise of his or her ministerial duties and functions. Health is the greatest of all possessions next to life, and it is only to be expected that every man and woman of faith should take a deep interest in whatever concerns bodily and mental health, its maintenance and recovery. In regard to pathology and therapeutics, there is more than two millennia of Christian tradition, using natural agents such as food, herbs, electricity, physic, water; "certain cures" and "tried remedies"; and supernatural agents including spiritual counseling, prayer, and worship, with concomitant application of sacred waters, salts, foods, herbs and oils. This Order maintains a unique position to sustain an effective way to safeguard Christian medicine, to sustain and to ensure that we, as the bearers of that cultural heritage continue to transmit our knowledge and skills to future and younger generations.
- Paperback: 90 pages
- Publisher: SMOCH.ORG (2012)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0089XHX14
Book Condition: Very good: The book is pre-owned but is in a very good condition. Minimal wear and tear. As seen in pictures.