This series explores the intersections and interactions of religion, medicine, and health in late antiquity. Our aim is to give attention to the diversity of healing traditions in the late antique Mediterranean, including healing in its complex religious landscape (Greco-Roman religions, early Christianity, and Rabbinic Judaism) and the religious features of professional medicine. We welcome novel theoretical and methodological approaches that engage late ancient ideas, discourses, practices, and material remains. We invite monographs and edited collections, as well as critical editions and translations of medical and religious primary sources. This series aims to advance scholarship on religion, medicine, and health in late antiquity, while providing resources to support health humanities pedagogy and reshape contemporary conversations around health, healthcare, and disability.
For more information or to discuss a potential contribution to the series, please contact Jonathan Zecher ([email protected]).
By Susan R. Holman, Chris L. de Wet, Jonathan L. Zecher
August 04, 2023
Using contemporary theories drawn from health humanities, this volume analyses the nature and effects of disability, medicine, and health discourse in a variety of early Christian literature. In recent years, the "medical turn" in early Christian studies has developed a robust literature around ...