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Illness, Health and Healing in the Early Christian World - ECH2603

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to describe, compare and evaluate faith healing, exorcisms and other folk healings in early Christian communities. They will gain an understanding of illness, health and healing in the New Testament and early Christian documents as well as the role of health care systems in society. Students credited with this module will be able to analyse the role of a variety of health care practices in the formation and maintenance of religious communities in particular and society in general.