Healing in the Bible: Theological Insight for Christian Ministry (Paperback)

Theological Insight for Christian Ministry

By Frederick J. Gaiser

Baker Academic, 9780801031014, 288pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2010



In the midst of an ongoing debate about health care, what does the Bible say about healing? Here a respected scholar reads biblical texts on health and healing with care and imagination, engaging the reader in lively conversations with the text and with questions of contemporary theological and pastoral concern. Gaiser offers close readings of fifteen key Old and New Testament passages, considering their significance for the church's understanding of healing and its ministry today. The book examines such significant matters as God's role in healing, the relation between sickness and sin, healing and prayer, God's healing and medical science, and healing under the sign of the cross, offering fresh insights for anyone interested in Christian views on healing.

About the Author

Frederick J. Gaiser (DTheol, University of Heidelberg) is professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he has taught for over thirty years. He is also the editor of Word & World, one of the top theological journals in North America.