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9780132127714

Health, Healing, and Religion A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Health, Healing, and Religion A Cross-Cultural Perspective
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  • ISBN-13: 9780132127714
  • ISBN: 0132127717
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

AUTHOR

Kinsley, David R.

SUMMARY

Explicitly dealing with the religious aspects of healing and healers, 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 Christian tradition 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.Kinsley, David R. is the author of 'Health, Healing, and Religion A Cross-Cultural Perspective', published 1995 under ISBN 9780132127714 and ISBN 0132127717.

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