Healing in the History of Christianity (BOK)

Amanda Porterfield

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Amanda Porterfield offers a survey of ideas, rituals, and experiences of healing in Christian history. Jesus himself peformed many miracles of healing, and Christians down the ages have seen this as a prominent feature of their faith. Indeed, healing is one of the most constant themes in the long and sprawling history of Christianity. Changes in healing beliefs and practices offer a window into changes in religious authority, church structure, and ideas about sanctity, history, resurrection, and the kingdom of God. Porterfield chronicles these changes, at the same time shedding important new light on the universality of religious healing. Finally, she looks at recent scientific findings about religion's biological effects, and considers the relation of these findings to age-old traditions about belief and healing.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2005 Forfatter Amanda Porterfield
ISBN 9780195157185
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 23,1cm x 2cm
Vekt 474 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Christianity