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Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Robert A. Scott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Iconic images of medieval pilgrims, such as Geoffrey Chaucer's pilgrims making their laborious way to Canterbury, conjure a distant time when faith was the only refuge of the ill and infirm, and ... More


Coincidence and Consequence

Deirdre de la Cruz

in Mother Figured: Marian Apparitions and the Making of a Filipino Universal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226314884
eISBN:
9780226315072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315072.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Chapter Six engages the themes of misfortune, crisis, catastrophe, and war in Marian apparitions at the same time that it further widens the question of Filipinos’ intensifying role in Christian ... More


Medjugorje and the Supernatural: Science, Mysticism, and Extraordinary Religious Experience

Daniel Maria Klimek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190679200
eISBN:
9780190879983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679200.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

In June 1981, six young Croatians in the village of Medjugorje, in the former Yugoslavia, reported that the Virgin Mary had appeared to them. The Medjugorje visionaries say that the Virgin Mary has ... More


Croatia, ‘Greater Serbianism’, and the conflict between East and West

Macdonald David Bruce

in Balkan Holocausts?: Serbian and Croatian Victim Centered Propaganda and the War in Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064661
eISBN:
9781781700198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064661.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Like Serbia, Croatia also saw the merits of reinterpreting history to buttress their own political objectives. Many of Croatia's most interesting national myths were created well before the collapse ... More


The Young Woman on the Hill

Daniel Maria Klimek

in Medjugorje and the Supernatural: Science, Mysticism, and Extraordinary Religious Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190679200
eISBN:
9780190879983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679200.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

Relating the first days of the Medjugorje apparitions, the chapter tells the story of the original encounter that transpired the week of June 24, 1981, between five Croatian teenagers and a child ... More


Introduction: The Silence of the Birds

Daniel Maria Klimek

in Medjugorje and the Supernatural: Science, Mysticism, and Extraordinary Religious Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190679200
eISBN:
9780190879983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679200.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

Medjugorje is a village in Bosnia-Herzegovina that has attracted millions of people after it was reported that the Virgin Mary began appearing there in 1981. Other supernatural phenomena have been ... More


Public Revelation and Private Revelation: How the Catholic Church Discerns the Supernatural

Daniel Maria Klimek

in Medjugorje and the Supernatural: Science, Mysticism, and Extraordinary Religious Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190679200
eISBN:
9780190879983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679200.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

Beginning with a study of the Catholic Church’s theology of public revelation and private revelations, the chapter considers what is the theological authority that private revelations (like Marian ... More


Medical and Scientific Studies on the Apparitions in Medjugorje

Daniel Maria Klimek

in Medjugorje and the Supernatural: Science, Mysticism, and Extraordinary Religious Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190679200
eISBN:
9780190879983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679200.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter presents and analyzes the major medical and scientific studies that have been performed on the Medjugorje visionaries and their apparitions. Observing behavioral and psychological ... More


Medjugorje’s Uniqueness: A Different Case Study for Neuroscience

Daniel Maria Klimek

in Medjugorje and the Supernatural: Science, Mysticism, and Extraordinary Religious Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190679200
eISBN:
9780190879983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679200.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

Cognitive sciences like neuroscience have been used to study more common, cultivated, or induced religious experiences like states of meditation or prayer; however, in Medjugorje, it is the first ... More


Conclusion: Contributions to the “Eternal Battle-Ground”

Daniel Maria Klimek

in Medjugorje and the Supernatural: Science, Mysticism, and Extraordinary Religious Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190679200
eISBN:
9780190879983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679200.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

The concluding section considers the epistemological, hermeneutical, and ontological contributions that the Medjugorje studies make to debates on religious and mystical experiences. ... More


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