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Blessed Bodies: Healing within the African American Faith Movement

Catherine Bowler

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter reports ethnographic research on a storefront African American Word of Faith Church, Durham, North Carolina, that practices healing within a Prosperity Gospel. Faith is measured in the ... More


Introduction

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/9780199765676.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In addition to providing an overview of the main arguments put forward in the book regarding pentecostals' and charismatics' healing practices in the United States, the introduction also ... More


Popular Religion and Pluralism, or, Will Harry Potter Be Left Behind?

Peter W. Williams

in Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931903
eISBN:
9780199345779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931903.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Popular religion appears in extra-ecclesial settings, is transmitted outside normal channels of official religious communication, manifests itself in terms of supernaturalism, and has an elective ... More


American Metaphysical Religion and the West

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/9781479834785.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the history of American metaphysical religion, including the development and practice of astrology, witchcraft, the occult, alternative therapies, mind cure, New Thought, ... More


Conclusion: Pentecostal Healing in the Late Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries

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/9780199765676.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter highlights the implications of pentecostals' and charismatics' adoption of healing practices closely tied to the metaphysical tradition in the United States over the course of the ... More


Transcendentalism, Brahmanism, and Universal Religion

Michael J. Altman

in Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190654924
eISBN:
9780190654955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654924.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter argues that Transcendentalist writers represented India as a land of contemplative and mystical religion. Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau saw the mystical religion of India ... More


Pentecostal Healing in the Early Twentieth Century

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/9780199765676.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter provides an overview of key features of pentecostal divine healing practices in the early 1900s. Special attention is paid to the relationship between early pentecostals and the medical ... 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


Postscript: Making Sense of Mindfulness

Jeff Wilson

in Mindful America: Meditation and the Mutual Transformation of Buddhism and American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199827817
eISBN:
9780199376926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827817.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The transformations wrought by American culture on mindfulness have led to changes in Buddhism as a whole, such that mindfulness has become central to Buddhism for many. Even Buddhist groups that ... More


Is Mindfulness Religion?

Wakoh Shannon Hickey

in Mind Cure: How Meditation Became Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190864248
eISBN:
9780190864279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864248.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter considers whether Mindfulness can reasonably be considered a kind of religion, despite proponents’ claims to the contrary. If so, what kind? Is it Buddhist? If so, what kind of Buddhism? ... More


Enchanted (Post) Modernity

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter takes as its starting point present-day sociology and anthropology. It shows that today in neither Europe, nor America, nor the rest of the globe can one find the disenchanted world ... More


Blavatsky and Reincarnation

Julie Chajes

in Recycled Lives: A History of Reincarnation in Blavatsky's Theosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190909130
eISBN:
9780190909161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909130.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 1 introduces Helena Blavatsky and explains her importance. It gives an account of her ancestry, childhood, education, religious background, and character, her early marriage to Nikifor ... More


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