Abstract

In the tradition of Christian Spirituality, Daniel Sulmasy’s A Balm for Gilead: Spirituality and the Healing Arts reads as a personal witness and exploration of Christian faith. Forwarding biblical, moral, spiritual, pastoral, theological, philosophical and Franciscan perspectives, we discover a quest to journey into the heart of health care professionals to awaken a sense of spirituality and transcendence. Given the empirical, scientific approach of the medical professional, this is not an easy task. None the less, Sulmasy, through a series of meditative chapters, sets out to develop a rational and inspirational way to speak about God, prayer and the mystery of personhood.

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http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2265.2010.00573_19.x