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Superpowers and Monsters

April D. DeConick

in The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Engages the super hero movies and comics, including Superman; Spiderman; and Doctor Strange.


Healin’ da Sick, Raisin’ da Daid: Hoodoo as Health Care, Root Doctors, Midwives, Treaters

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Hoodoo as health care and the role of the African American midwife in the old tradition black belt Hoodoo complex. Scholarship has totally overlooked a discussion of traditional ... More


Healers and Healing

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Bridges between Worlds: Spirits and Spirit Work in Northern Iceland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190625030
eISBN:
9780190625061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625030.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 explores andleg mál healing as viewed by practitioners, clients, and physicians, understood as performed in partnership with spirits. It begins with practitioners’ insistence that, whether ... More


Medical Christianity

Peter Gardella

in Innocent Ecstasy, Updated Edition: How Christianity Gave America an Ethic of Sexual Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190609405
eISBN:
9780190609436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190609405.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Colonial American Protestant theologians taught little about sex. Jonathan Edwards saw original sin as selfishness, not passion. Doctors changed the discourse when they moved from systematic to ... More


Medical Prophets

Peter Gardella

in Innocent Ecstasy, Updated Edition: How Christianity Gave America an Ethic of Sexual Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190609405
eISBN:
9780190609436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190609405.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Some doctors dissented from the Victorian consensus. In Corning, New York, in 1877, where Margaret Sanger was born two years later, Dr. Andrew J. Ingersoll urged patients to welcome every sexual ... More


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