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By Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison offers an account of the spiritual foundations of clinical wisdom. He exhibits how the methods to the learn of nature that emerged within the 16th and 17th centuries have been at once expert through theological discussions concerning the Fall of guy and the level to which the brain and the senses have been broken by way of that primeval occasion. medical tools, he indicates, have been initially devised as concepts for ameliorating the cognitive harm wrought by means of human sin. At its inception, smooth technology was once conceptualized as a method of recapturing the information of nature that Adam had as soon as possessed. opposite to a common view that sees technology rising in clash with faith, Harrison argues that theological issues have been of important significance within the framing of the medical procedure.

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