Em busca de uma Teologia pública da saúde

Translated title of the contribution: Searching for public health Theology

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A proposal for a public theology of health aims t o dialogue between theological anthropology and medical anthropology in order to increase the perception of health, not only as a fact, but also as a value. Even in a secular state, religious traditions have hermeneutical health in interpreting the phenom ena of illness and death with distinct religious reasons. Such hermeneutics could be sometimes conflicting and sometimes cooperatives with practice and Health Sciences. In this case, the theological task aims to expand a health hermeneutics in civil socie ty, in a critical reissue of the relation between religion and health for the common good of the population such as for example, the issue of health. Therefore, Kos school combines the mythical wisdom of Asclepiades and Ionia science. Health Myths named in the Hippocratic Oath belong to the tradition of Greek poetic theology. This reference indicates a kind of credo in which the Hippocratic medicine professes. The doctor as well as a professional expert is also someone who have faith in life and carries the hope priest's office. Also is relevant here how the Greek health theology was received by Christian theology, and how both deconstructed their theodicies. In this reception, there is a way to think a public theology health.
Translated title of the contributionSearching for public health Theology
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)89-121
Number of pages33
Journal Horizonte: Revista de Estudos de Teologia e Ciências da Religião
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Greek theology
  • Health theology
  • Hippocrates
  • Public theology
  • Theology and medicine


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