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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


Subtle Energies and the American Metaphysical Tradition

Robert Fuller

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/9780195167962.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The influence of secularization has been greater in the field of medicine than in most any other area of modern cultural life. It is for this reason that contemporary fascination with alternative ... More


Perfect Bodies, Plentiful Profits

Joseph W. Williams

in Spirit Cure: A History of Pentecostal Healing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765676
eISBN:
9780199315871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765676.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines pentecostals' and charismatics' participation since the 1970s in a widespread U.S. diet culture and their increasing commodification of divine healing. Whereas believers' ... 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


Reclaiming the Past and Redefining the Present

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/9781479834785.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the ways that contemporary curanderos as well as neo-shamans have endeavored to continue to “import” knowledge from Mesoamerica and South America. It shows that contemporary ... More


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