593 Book Reviews / Early Science and Medicine 14 (2009) 555-598 Ole Peter Grell & Andrew Cunningham, eds., Medicine and Religion in Enlightenment Europe (e History of Medicine in Context) (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), pp. 278, ₤55.00, $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978 0 7546 5638 8. e present volume is a collection of papers originally presented at a symposium held in Cambridge in September 2004. It adds to previous research by these editors, who for several years now have been showing how religion, piety, and theology inﬂuenced medical theory and practice. Having published books on medicine and health care during the Reformation as well as in Protestant and Counter-Reformation Europe, Grell and Cunningham now focus on the eighteenth century. e high-quality essays of this collection have been well researched and were clearly written with great expertise. Nevertheless, the book is not an easy read. e authors’ interpretations of the terms ‘medicine’, ‘religion’ and ‘enlightenment’ vary considerably. By not putting them in perspective in their introduction, the editors missed an oppor- tunity to show how the essays’ individual subjects relate to and thus enhance overall coherence. Nor have the thirteen contributions been arranged thematically. Instead they are presented in geographical order,
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