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Faith in the great physician : suffering and divine healing in American culture, 1860-1900

Author: Heather D Curtis
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Series: Lived religions.
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Tells the story of how participants in the evangelical divine healing movement of the late nineteenth century transformed the ways Americans coped with physical affliction and pursued bodily health. Examining the politics of sickness, health, and healing during this period, Heather D. Curtis encourages critical reflection on the theological, cultural, and social forces that come into play when one questions the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather D Curtis
ISBN: 9780801886867 0801886864
OCLC Number: 85899018
Awards: Winner of American Society of Chuch History Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize 2007.
Description: xiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A thorn in the flesh : pain, illness, and religion in mid-nineteenth-century America --
Resisting resignation : the rise of religious healing in the late-nineteenth century --
Acting faith : the devotional ethics and gendered dynamics of divine healing --
The use of means : divine healing as devotional practice --
Houses of healing : sacred space, social geography, and gender in divine healing --
The Lord for the body, the gospel for the nations : divine healing and social reform.
Series Title: Lived religions.
Responsibility: Heather D. Curtis.
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