A Christian Perspective on Chinese Medicine
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Can Christians use Chinese Medicine? This is one of the most common questions asked about Chinese culture. Some Christians esteem it as a 2,000-year-old medical heritage that is still useful in our everyday lives. Others regard it as tainted by non-Christian religious ideas and should be avoided. How then should we understand Chinese medicine?

To answer this question, Dr Lai will bring Chinese medicine into dialogue with modern medicine, and evaluate both traditions from biblical, theological and philosophical perspectives.

“…refreshingly simple, helpful and clear on a daunti ng topic plagued by ignorance, fear and instinctive reactions. The approach outlined is accessible and provides a framework for deeper theological reflection and practice. I highly commend this booklet for your prayerful reading.”
— Dr Ng Liang Wei, Pastor, Mt Carmel Bible Presbyterian Church

Author: Dr Pak-Wah Lai is Vice-Principal and Lecturer in Church History & Historical Theology at the Biblical Graduate School of Theology. A graduate from NTU (B.Bus Honors), BGST (Grad Dip CS) and Regent College (MCS, ThM), Pak-Wah completed his PhD at Durham University where he studied the use of rhetoric in John Chrysostom’s theology and ethics. He has published several journal articles and book chapters on Chrysostom’s use of exemplar figures, ascetic ideals and Trinitarian theology. More recently, he has compared the medical anthropologies of the church fathers and the Chinese. Prior to theological studies, Pak-Wah taught Supply Chain Management at the Singapore Polytechnic, and was engaged in Investment Promotion in the Singapore Economic Development Board.
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