Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Edward Mahnke

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Ezekiel 3:17-21; Matthew 18:15-17; Galatians 6:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; James 5:20;


Some of the questions this study attempts to answer include the following. What does God's Word teach concerning sickness? What is the cause and purpose of sickness? Is euthanasia right or wrong? Should the Church practice what is called faith-healing? Does God want the Church to act so as to prevent and treat sickness? How can the Church best minister to those who are sick? What is the task of a chaplain and how can he most successfully carry it out? How should the individual Christian respond to sickness when he is well? How ought a Christian respond to his own sickness? What is the place of prayer in relation to sickness? This thesis is written in order to supply at least partial answers to these and similar questions.

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