Health, Healing, And Religion: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Publisher: Harpercollins College Div
SKU: DADAX0132127717
ISBN : 9780132127714
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Health, Healing, and Religion: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Explicitly dealing with the religious aspects of healing andhealers, this unique and intriguing book examines illness, healing, and religion in cross-cultural perspective by looking at how sickness is understood and treated in a wide variety of cultures. Centered around three principle themes, the text: A) illustrates how crucial it is to frame illness in a meaningful context in every culture and how this process is almost always bound up with religious, spiritual, and moral concerns; B) shows how many beliefs, strategies, and practices that characterize traditional cultures also appear in Christianity, putting healing in the Christiantradition in a broad, rational context, and; C) discusses the continuities between traditional, explicitly religious, and modern medical cultures — demonstrating that many features of modern scientific medicine are symbolic and ritualistic, and that many aspects and practices of modern medicine are similar to healing as seen in traditional, pre-scientific medical cultures. For those in the religious, anthropological and medical professions.

Specifications of Health, Healing, and Religion: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

AuthorDavid R. Kinsley
Number Of Pages212
Publication Date1995-10-21
Height9 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width0.5 inch.
Weight0.65 pounds.

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