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Christ as a pharmacist: Medical symbols in German devotion

  • van der Geest, Sjaak
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    The author reports on two German publications [1, 2] about the metaphoric use of medicines in Christian devotional literature and art in German society (16th to 19th century). Christ is depicted as a pharmacist dispensing 'medicines' which contain Christian virtues and symbols.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Social Science & Medicine.

    Volume (Year): 39 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 5 (September)
    Pages: 727-732

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:39:y:1994:i:5:p:727-732
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