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The book came out of a seminar on spirituality and cancer held at the University of Auckland and the chapters are written by the people who presented papers at that seminar.
A few of the chapters are called A Healer in Need of Healing by Brian Brandon, Dancing with Cancer: A D...ifferent Metaphor by Alistair McBride, and Physics, Free Will, and Cancer by Jeffrey Tallon. There are 14 chapters altogether.
Caroline Blyth: Introduction
Part I: Personal Responses
Catriona Gorton: Public Faith and Private Pain: A Quest for Authenticity
Alistair McBride: Dancing with Cancer: A Different Metaphor
Brian Brandon: A Healer in Need of Healing
Part II: Practical and Public Responses
David Nuualiitia: The Practice of Presence in a Hospice Context
Hannah Walker: Soul Nursing in Palliative Care: Spiritual Care of the Dying
Caroline Blyth: A Pilgrim's Progress: Learning to Journey with the Dying Patient
Briar Peat: The Physician, Cancer, and Spirituality
Stephen Garner: Jesus Heals? Faith Claims in the Public Square
Part III:Theological and Theoretical Responses
Jeffery Tallon: Physics, Free Will, and Cancer
Tim Meadowcroft: Eternity and Dust? Considering Humanity, Cancer, and God
T. Mark McConnell: The Disruptive Power of Christian Hope: Suffering, Cancer, and Theological Meaning
Sue Patterson: Fruitful Dominion or Hubris? Creation, Vocation, and Cancer
Nicola Hoggard Creegan: A Whole New Life: Hope in the Face of Evil
Bob Robinson: "Cancer is Not a Disease. It is a Phenomenon": Finding God in a Cancer-Strewn World
Richard Egan: Spirituality and Cancer: "Not a Saccharine Additive"
Tim Meadowcroft: Finding Hope and Yearning for Love