The Ordeal Of Wonder: Thoughts On Healing by Edmund R. Morgan hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Oxford University Press, 1964, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: This is a study of spiritual health which, in contrast to mental and bodily health, may appear a neglected subject, though, as the author points out, under the label of ascetic theology there is in fact a large literature upon it. The present book, the fruits of reflection on the experience of forty-five years in the practical ministry, is addressed primarily to clergy and ministers, especially hospital chaplains, to doctors and nurses, especially those interested in the relations between bodily and spiritual health, and to theological and medical students. Fully realizing the autonomy of each profession and the absolute need for integrity in both, it aims at helping each to understand the other, and it can be read with profit by thoughtful lay people also.
The title, which is explained in the book, comes from a sermon by J. K. Mozley.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, heavier at the spine ends and corners.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
166 pages. Index. Bibliography. 7½” x 5″.
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