Resisting Death, Celebrating Life: Christian Social Ethics for Healthcare
There are many kinds of death; the physical cessation of life is only one among them. It is quite possible to breathe and move and yet to feel dead inside. Sometimes people feel emotionally or spiritually deadened by strife. Human hearts wither without love and recognition. A kind of death swarms over a person when she loses hope and/or the sense of herself as intrinsically beloved. So when Lucille Clifton speaks of celebrating the fact that every day something has tried to kill her and has failed, I consider the full scope of death and rejoice with her that neither her body, spirit, or hope has perished.
KeywordsHealthcare Institution Normative Claim Social Ethic White Person Healthcare Disparity
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