Shalom & Eirene: Fully Caring for the Afflicted Person


  • Apolos Landa Luke Society



healing, shalom, health, theology, wholeness


The biblical concepts and categories relating to the person portray the individual as a multidimensional relational totality. To be fully human is to be a constitutive part of the whole creation in an enhancing relationship with God, with others made in his image and likeness and with the rest of God’s creation. The ecosystem, culture-education, family and friends unavoidably influence the individual, as do the choices he or she has already made. Thus to be ‘a responsible partner’ with God in the creative process of becoming and making shalom, a person needs to be self-reconciled and then become reconciled one with another, in family, in community and in all other spheres of their immediate and cosmic context. It is this that proves a person to be truly reconciled with God and thus enabled him or her to become fully human.


Author Biography

Apolos Landa, Luke Society

Apolos, graduated as MD from the University of Villarreal, Lima, Peru. Afterwards, he obtained his Diploma in Health Management and Hospital Administration of the National Public Health School. He also holds a MSc Community Health in Developing Countries (CHDC) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Recently he got his MTh from the College of the Free Church of Scotland under Glasgow University’s extended program, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Apolos is the founder of Asociacion San Lucas in Moyobamba, a Comprehensive Community Health project in the North East of Peru he worked for 20 years implementing community health development processes in the North East high jungle of Peru

He presently works as Regional Coordinator for South America of the Luke Society, Inc., an organization ( that facilitates Christian indigenous health professionals with a call for mission and Rural Community Health.


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How to Cite

Landa, A. (2014). Shalom & Eirene: Fully Caring for the Afflicted Person. Christian Journal for Global Health, 1(2).