The boundaries of every man’s health open up well past his individual body: the wholeness of creation and of fellow men are implicated in the health of each man, and vice versa. These insights give us many fruitful avenues on which to explore the dimensions of health, which the articles included herein pursue.
"The healthy body is the body in relation, situated in its environment and open to encounters and personal connections that sustain and animate it and point, finally, to the original mystery of life."
"In the end, it is family structure that matters."
From Nature to Glory: The Grace of IllnessJean-Pierre Batut
"If it is united with Christ, the state of sickness becomes a sacramental grace of participating in his salvific weakness."
"In a word, the reductive notion of health causes disorder, which means that the very energies devoted to the pursuit of this health may turn out to be a profound cause of disease."
Health and Disease: Aspects of Wellbeing and Human FlourishingDirk Lanzerath
“Disease . . . makes it plain to a human being that he is simultaneously identical and not identical to his body.”
Reconceiving the Organism: Why American Catholic Bioethics Needs a Better Theory of Human LifeMichael Hanby
“Experiment is not simply knowledge for the sake of control . . . but knowledge in the form of and by means of control.”
Retrieving the Tradition
Health Between Science and WisdomHans Urs von Balthasar
"[T]he cosmos as a whole is itself harmony."