Dear Reader

Few people today lack an interest in the subject of health. That is plain enough from burgeoning health columns in newspapers and thriving television talk show discussions. Even if we are not facing immediate concerns about our own well-being, each of us naturally has a desire to see improved health for family, community, and especially, the world's children.

But health isn't a subject that exists in isolation. It has to do not only with basic conditions in a society but with the quality of family life and with people's sense of purpose and identity. As the "Second Thought" column and the forum on health care in this issue point out, wellness has a deeper dimension.

Religious values have a significant role to play in health. Articles by Lucinda Greiner and Patricia Hyatt discuss this larger, spiritual dimension of well-being and wholeness. They tell how prayer from the standpoint of scientific Christianity has helped them overcome illness. Each weekly issue of the Sentinel includes firsthand accounts by people who are finding Christian Science healing practical in their own lives, and this special edition is no exception.

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Humanity's quest for health
January 1, 1991

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