The Union of Religion and Health in Ancient Asklepieia

  title={The Union of Religion and Health in Ancient Asklepieia},
  author={Michael Compton},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
This study of the cult of Asklepios reveals that happiness, well-being, and health were inseparable from and unified with devotion and religion in the healing arts practiced in the Asklepieia of antiquity. Religion, the tie that binds together a community, was the ultimate means to attain health for the suppliants of the Asklepieia scattered across the ancient Mediterranean world. A brief review of the cult of Asklepios and its health centers and practices, with some insights from the work of… CONTINUE READING

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