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Governmental Intervention in and Punishment for the Use of Spiritual Healing Methods

Catharine Cookson

in Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The use of spiritual healing methods by parents to heal their children presents a hard free exercise case, and this chapter examines several of these key cases from the nineteenth and twentieth ... More


Spiritual Healing, Divine Assistance, and Peace of Mind

Ellen M. Umansky

in From Christian Science to Jewish Science: Spiritual Healing and American Jews

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195044003
eISBN:
9780199835485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195044002.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with an analysis of virtues of peace of mind as extolled by Tehilla Lichtenstein, Alfred Geiger Moses, Morris Lichtenstein, and Clifton Harby Levy. It then examines the reasons ... More


Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Catharine Cookson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious free exercise conflicts occur when religiously compelled behavior (whether action or inaction) appears to violate a law that contraindicates or even criminalizes such behavior. Fearful of ... More


Coming to Terms

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the impact of demographic change (Southern population growth and Northern population decline) on the form of Christianity that is likely to be practiced in the future and ... More


The “Spiritual Healing Project”: A Study of the Meaning of Spiritual Healing in the United Church of Christ

Bobbie Mckay and Lewis A. Musil

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/9780195167962.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the results of a 1995 study on the meaning of spiritual healing in mainstream religious congregations. The United Church of Christ (UCC) was selected for this study because of ... More


Evil Spirits and the Queer Psyche in an Age of Anxiety

Pamela E. Klassen

in Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244283
eISBN:
9780520950443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244283.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the spiritual healing of liberal Protestants. It describes the so-called Saint Matthias scandal and the healing works of Anglican priest Canon G. Moore Smith and Reverend Alex ... More


Spirituality and the Healing of Addictions: A Shamanic Drumming Approach

Michael Winkelman

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/9780195167962.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One area of American medicine in which spirituality is widely considered a vital aspect of healing is in substance abuse rehabilitation. While mainstream spiritual healing practices are found in the ... More


Healing in Early Christianity

Amanda Porterfield

in Healing in the History of Christianity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157185
eISBN:
9780199850389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157185.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity has provided innovative forms of health care as well as spiritual healing that has figured prominently in Christianity's popularity and expansion. Early Christians nursed the sick to ... More


Spiritual Empowerment: Pray-ers, Prophets, and Healers in the Pews

Margaret M. Poloma and John C. Green

in The Assemblies of God: Godly Love and the Revitalization of American Pentecostalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767832
eISBN:
9780814768396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767832.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter continues to explore empirically the interrelationship between vertical God-human interaction and the inter-human response (i.e. benevolence) with a focus on divine healing. Following a ... More


The Tenacity of Spiritual Healing and Seeing

Mathijs Pelkmans

in Fragile Conviction: Changing Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705137
eISBN:
9781501708381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705137.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines changes in the field of spiritual healing and seeing in Kokjangak. It first provides an overview of the proliferation of spiritual practices in the post-Soviet period before ... More


Bodies and Spirits: Health, Illness, and Mortality

Nancy Tatom Ammerman

in Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199896448
eISBN:
9780199367702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199896448.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Routine matters of staying healthy may be governed by scientific advice, but coping with serious illness and facing death were often thoroughly spiritual stories, even for people not otherwise ... More


Medical Treatment

Rex Ahdar and Ian Leigh

in Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199606474
eISBN:
9780191744259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606474.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines several medico-legal issues insofar as they have a religious dimension or implicate the religious liberty of the persons seeking or refusing treatment. The chapter is organized ... More


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