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Healing in the history of Christianity

Author: Amanda Porterfield
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Amanda Porterfield offers a survey of ideas, rituals, & experiences of healing as Christian history. She chronicles changes in healing beliefs & practices through the centuries & considers recent findings about the biological effects of belief.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Porterfield, Amanda, 1947-
Healing in the history of Christianity.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004029864
(OCoLC)57285913
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Porterfield
ISBN: 9780198035749 0198035748
OCLC Number: 77816709
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 218 pages)
Contents: The resurrected body --
Religious healing as experience and practice --
Scientific approaches to hope and healing --
Ancient theories of natural healing --
The placebo concept and its limitations --
Healing in relation to the person of Christ --
Jesus, exorcist and healer --
The problem of miracles --
The centrality of miracles in Mark --
The Jewish background of Jesus' life and work --
Exorcism at the core of Jesus' healing work --
Healing in early Christianity --
Imperial context --
Christian nursing --
Healing as victory over evil --
Baptism --
Paul on human embodiment of Christ --
Healing as counterweight to philosophical idealism --
Early Christian medicine --
Healing in medieval Christianity --
Healing powers of saints --
The superiority of Christian miracles --
Orthodox medicine and philanthropy --
Icons as agents of healing --
Healing in the context of monastic life --
Penance as a form of healing --
Baptism as protective seal --
Exorcism --
The Eucharist --
Exploring human suffering --
Healing in early modern Christianity --
Condemnations of the cult of saints and their healing powers --
Modernizing the cure of souls --
"Sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought" --
Catholic reforms --
Healthcare and hospitals --
Early modern medicine --
The modernization of Christian healing --
Healing in western Christianity's global expansion --
The politicization of Christian healing --
New indigenous forms of Christian healing --
Missionary influence in American Indian religious movements --
Revolutionary impact in China --
Spiritual in Africa --
Healing as reconciliation --
Christianity and the global development of scientific medicine --
Medical missions --
Scientific medicine in missionary outreach --
Medical missions in Africa --
Medical science and colonialism --
Medical missions in China --
Religious and scientific healing in the context of political change --
Christian healing in the shadow of modern technology and science --
The power of prayer --
Electricity as a way of thinking about spiritual power --
Sources and development of Wesley's thought --
Sources of Pentecostal healing --
Sister Aimee --
Pentecostal healing as a global phenomenon --
Spiritualist influences --
Catholic devotion to miracles in the age of science --
Christian healing as response to suffering.
Responsibility: Amanda Porterfield.

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Changes in healing beliefs and practices offer a window into changes in religious authority, church structure, and ideas about sanctity, resurrection, and the kingdom of God. This book chronicles  Read more...

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...a significant contribution to the practice of Christian healing... * Christopher MacKenna, Theology Journal *

 
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