Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Theology of the Body and Medical Care

My article, "The Theology of the Body: Some Reflections on the Significance For Medical Professionals," which was in the Linacre Journal of the Catholic Medical Association (May 2006), is available online. Here is the abstract:
Is man just a "ghost in a machine," or is the body something other than a mechanical structure extrinsic to who we are as persons? What if the body is the necessary communication of the spirit and a necessary expression of the self. What if the body is not only that, but also a word from God Himself about Himself and about who we are? What impact would such an affirmation have on health care in the United States and in the world?

2 comments:

Samantha Ordos said...

As a future Occupational Therapist and current Theology of the Body enthusiast, I am VERY excited about this article!

Robert Gotcher said...

Samantha, I hope you enjoy it.