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'A cheap, safe and natural medicine' religion, medicine and culture in John Wesley's Primitive Physic

Madden, Deborah, 1970-

Amsterdam : Rodopi 2007

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  • Title:
    'A cheap, safe and natural medicine' religion, medicine and culture in John Wesley's Primitive Physic
  • Author/Creator: Madden, Deborah, 1970-
  • Publisher: Amsterdam : Rodopi
  • Creation Date: 2007
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (320 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Subjects: Wesley, John, 1703-1791. Primitive physick; Medicine -- History
  • Description: John Wesley's Primitive Physic (1747) achieved twenty-three editions in his lifetime, ensuring its popular - and controversial - status in eighteenth-century medicine.This is the first full-length study to examine the theological, intellectual and cultural background to one of the period's most successful medical texts. By exploring Wesley's work in the context of his theology, ' A Cheap, Safe and Natural Medicine ' extends the on-going reconfiguration of the relationship between religion and medicine.Wesley was on a theological mission to recover the primitive purity of the first Christians.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Contents: 'A CHEAP, SAFE AND NATURAL MEDICINE' RELIGION, MEDICINE AND CULTURE IN JOHN WESLEY'S PRIMITIVE PHYSIC; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; PART I THE MEDICAL HOLISM OF PRIMITIVE PHYSIC; 1. Introduction: Primitive Physic Explain'd in an Easy and Natural Method; 2. John Wesley's Hermeneutics of Primitive Christianity and Practical Piety; 3. Experience and the Common Interest of Mankind: Physic, an Art or Science in Eighteenth-Century England?; 4. Preserving Health, or a Few Plain and Easy Rules; PART II PRIMITIVE PHYSIC: 'A COLLECTION OF RECEIPTS'
    5. Primitive Physic: Cheap, Safe and Natural Medicine for Health and Long Life6. Conclusion: The Search for Pristine Purity; Bibliography; Index
  • OCLC Number: 714567393
    183878532
  • Identifier: ISBN94-012-0495-0;ISBN1-4356-1423-2