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Afterword: A Physician's Reflections

Harold G. Koenig

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The description of healing provided in this book has cast a wide net, including much more than just physical healing but also healing in relationships with others, healing in relationship with one's ... More


Religion and Healing in America

Linda L. Barnes and Susan S. Sered (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Throughout much of the modern era, faith healing received attention only when it came into conflict with biomedical practice. During the 1990s, however, American culture changed dramatically and ... More


Introduction

Susan S. Sered and Linda L. Barnes

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Contrary to predictions that biomedical advances soon would eliminate vestigial needs for religious healers, by the turn of the 21st century, spiritual and religious healing actually garnered new ... More


Dimensions of Islamic Religious Healing in America

Marcia Hermansen

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers frameworks and practices of religious healing among Muslims in Chicago, primarily South Asians and Arab immigrants and followers of various American Sufi movements. It ... More


Conclusions

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In dealing with the concept of insanity in medieval Islamic society several subtopics also emerge such as, what constitutes sanity? A major objective of this study has been to place the subject in ... More


Taking Seriously the Nature of Religious Healing in America

Edith Turner

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses a way to conduct anthropological fieldwork and research on religious healing that involves experience. It shows how undertaking studies of religious healing using the ... More


Religious Healing: the Judaeo-Christian Background

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the Judaeo-Christian background of the treatment of the insane. Madness clearly existed in ancient Hebrew society, and its recognition sets the stage for the religious ... More


Religious Healing among War-Traumatized African Immigrants

John M. Janzen, Adrien Ngudiankama, and Melissa Filippi-Franz

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores religious healing among recent Somali and Great Lakes/Congolese African refugees and immigrants in the United States. As part of the more than 600,000 African-born US residents, ... More


The Healing Genes

Kaja Finkler

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

At one time it was believed that traditional healing would disappear in light of the great success of biomedicine, especially since religion and religious healing are usually juxtaposed as mutually ... More


Spirit Cure: A History of Pentecostal Healing

Joseph W. Williams

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765676
eISBN:
9780199315871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765676.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book tells the story of pentecostals' changing healing practices in the United States since the early 1900s. While early believers' attracted attention due to their widespread rejection of ... More


Medical Treatment

REX AHDAR and IAN LEIGH

in Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253623
eISBN:
9780191719769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253623.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines some of the many difficult issues arising in the medico-legal area insofar as they have a religious dimension or implicate the religious liberty of the persons seeking or ... More


La Mesa del Santo Niño de Atocha and the Conchero Dance Tradition of Mexico-Tenochtilaάn: Religious Healing in Urban Mexico and the United States

Inés Hernández-avila

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the ways in which the Conchero dance tradition in Mexico City, as well as in many urban areas in the United States, manifests a process of religious healing that is not only ... More


Health, Faith Traditions, and South Asian Indians in North America

Prakash N. Desai

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the last two decades of the 20th century, the presence of South Asian Indians in the United States and Canada has been felt in all major walks of life. The Indian immigrant community and its ... More


Introduction

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book presents a transcultural and multiethnic history of curanderismo, the folk and religious healing arts and practices of Mexican Americans. It looks at the religious and cosmological ... More


Curanderismo as Transcultural Religious Healing Tradition: Problems and Possibilities

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the ongoing hybridization of healthways in the U.S.–Mexico border region, with particular emphasis on Anglo American uses of Mexican American folk healing and similar ... More


Channels of Healing

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the importance of metaphysical worldviews at play in the lives of multiethnic populations in both northern Mexico and the American Southwest. More specifically, it considers the ... More


Mexican American Healing and the American Spiritual Marketplace

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines New Age interest in curanderismo and Mexican American folk healing. It considers how the more “traditional” curanderos extend their practice to Anglo clients who almost always ... More


Conclusion

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book has explored how transcultural exchanges have occurred between Mexican American folk healers and Anglo American patients. It has also discussed the impact of Mexican American religious and ... More


Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Brett Hendrickson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mexican American folk and religious healing, often referred to as curanderismo, has been a vital part of life in the Mexico–U.S. border region for centuries. A hybrid tradition made up primarily of ... More


Hybrid Healing in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the history of the peoples and settlement patterns of the U.S.–Mexico border region, with particular emphasis on both the religious history of the area and the colonial nature of ... More


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