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Radio as “Point of Contact”: Prayer and the Prosthesis of the Holy Ghost

Anderson Blanton

in Hittin' the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623979
eISBN:
9781469623993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623979.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the miraculous power of the Holy Ghost and its particular mediations through the radio loudspeaker. Through this exploration of prayer translated through the radio apparatus, ... More


There Is a Balm in Gilead: AIDS Activism in the Black Church

Dan Royles

in To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469661339
eISBN:
9781469659527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661339.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the work of The Balm in Gilead, which grew out of the efforts of Pernessa Seele, an immunologist at Harlem Hospital, to organize local Black faith leaders to address AIDS ... More


Miracles, Medicine, and MEDLINE

Jacalyn Duffin

in Medical Saints: Cosmas and Damian in a Postmodern World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199743179
eISBN:
9780199345045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743179.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Duffin reviews the history of clinical trials that have been devoted to proving whether or not prayer “works,” within the confines of Evidence-Based Medicine. Failure to find statistically ... More


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