Reclaiming the Body: Christians and the Faithful Use of Modern Medicine, by Joel Shuman and Brian Volck. Written by a theologian and a pediatrician, Reclaiming the Body is a prophetic critique of the near-worship of modern medicine. They offer readers a deeply Christian view of health that respects our embodied existence and sees health not as an end in itself but as a gift from God. This book is a rare contribution to faith and medicine that deals not only with the doctor-patient relationship, but also offers a framework for all of medicine based on Christian theology.
- “Regarding the End of Medicine and the Pursuit of Health,” By Leon R. Kass. A wise article in National Affairs on what plagues public health, and what might be done about it.
- God, Medicine, and Suffering, by Stanley Hauerwas. The Duke ethicist exposes how we vainly look to medicine as a god to deliver us from all pain and suffering. The book is a deep treatment of suffering, and a deeply faithful view of living and dying.
- “How to Think Morally about Healthcare: A Philosopher Engages Medical Ethics.” A wise Veritas Forum lecture by prominent theologian Nicholas Wolterstorff.