Should Christian global health be distinctive? A reflection


  • Raymond Downing Moi University School of Medicine



Global health, humanitarianism, Jacques Ellul, Christian global health


Christian global health is often seen as the overlap of global health activities with Christian motivations, sometimes including evangelism.  But is there anything distinctive about Christian global health?  Drawing on the insights of Jacques Ellul, this article proposes how Christian global health could be qualitatively different from humanitarian global health.

Author Biography

Raymond Downing, Moi University School of Medicine

Senior Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine,

Moi University School of Medicine, Kenya



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How to Cite

Downing, R. (2015). Should Christian global health be distinctive? A reflection. Christian Journal for Global Health, 2(2), 16–19.