(excerpt) "I had an interesting experience last month writing an article on Christian healing for a journal of medicine. The parameters of the requested article were a bit vague, and as I prodded the editor with questions I realized just how much I was in un-chartered territory. The familiar concepts (or, more to the point) the familiar assumptions that are part of an insider conversation theologically and ecclesiologically were missing, and I found myself having to carefully spell out the focus of what I thought might be helpful to discuss in a journal read solely by health professionals. The experience of being here at this gathering, even as the honor and opportunity that it is, has a bit of that ‘un-chartered territory’ to it also."
Larson-Miller, Lizette, "Rituals of Care: A Look at the Church's Ministry with the Sick" (2007). Institute of Liturgical Studies Occasional Papers. Paper 9.