’s deliberations on the subject, first and foremost aim at resolving the paradox of Divine Providence and the existence of evil in creation, when the First or Necessary Existence from which all possible beings have emanated is “absolutely good”. This entails, in so far as his writings in the “Book of Healing” 4
/1960. [ The Healing, Metaphysics ] Avicenna (Ibn Sīnā), The Metaphysics of The Healing , trans. Michael E. Marmura, Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 2005. [ The Healing, Metaphysics ] Avicenna (Ibn Sīnā), Avicennae de Congelatione et conglutinatione lapidum, Being Sections of the Kitâb al-Shifâʾ , eds
End of the First Millennium , eds. P. Horden and E. Savage-Smith [= Social History of Medicine 13.2], Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 308–321.
Sezgin, Fuat, Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums , vol. 3, Leiden: Brill, 1970.
Shefer-Mossensohn, Miri, Ottoman Medicine: Healing
. Avicenna, The Physics of the Healing . On this subject, see Lizzini, Fluxus , pp. 483–541 and, for a slightly different interpretation, Belo, Chance . Belo analyses the question of determinism taking into consideration both Avicenna’s Metaphysics (the definition of necessity and the theory of
it foster positive feelings of connection to the very texts that it complicates? Can it help people heal? If it cannot, its task may be complete. After perceiving the Bible’s underbelly, it may be time for feminist scholarship to move on and away from this sacred text. 17 She eventually proposes that
. Treat wounds with the “quintessence” and “blessed oil.” [Treat] old and cavernous sores with the “fetid oil” and the “fetid water.” Fevers of all kind are cured in the beginning with the “great medicine,” ringworm heals with “philosopher’s oil,” tummy aches heal with “diaromatico,” cough with “angelic
, nature is a major factor in healing, although the details of its capacities differ. For Galen, nature ( physis ) is the power that seeks to preserve and restore the health of the body. Nature, however, is only semi-intelligent, and requires the physician’s assistance—but intelligent nonetheless. Galen
table of contents (damaged) as well as the very beginning of the original text (first chapter of Mēmrā i) and a page from the introduction where the author traces the history of the art of medicine and healing back to Asclepius.
According to the colophon ( SOP 238, f. 430 v ) that follows the text
ܘܫܘܡܬܐ ܕܡܢ ܚܬܡܗܘܢ ܥܡܝܩܬܐ ܬܗܘܐ
and … the scar is due to their (sc. sores) healing hollow
وأن يكون موضع الاثر بعد اندمالها غائرا
and that the place of the scar is after its (sc. the sore) healing hollow 58
In both cases, the aspect of healing (ܕܡܢ