Table of contents for Healing in the history of Christianity / Amanda Porterfield.

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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements - vii
Introduction - 1
	The resurrected body 
	Religious healing as experience and practice 
	Scientific approaches to hope and healing 
	Ancient theories of natural healing 
	The placebo concept and its limitations 
	Healing in relation to the person of Christ 
	Notes 
Chapter One: Jesus, Exorcist and Healer - 30
	The problem of miracles 
	The centrality of miracles in Mark 
	The Jewish background of Jesus' life and work 
	Exorcism at the core of Jesus' healing work 
	Notes 
Chapter Two: Healing in Early Christianity - 67
	Imperial context 
	Christian nursing 
	Healing as victory over evil 
	Baptism 
	Paul on human embodiment of Christ 
	Healing as counterweight to philosophical idealism 
	Early Christian medicine 
	Notes 
Chapter Three: Healing in Medieval Christianity - 107
	Healing powers of saints 
	The superiority of Christian miracles 
	Orthodox medicine and philanthropy 
	Icons as agents of healing 
	Healing in the context of monastic life 
	Penance as a form of healing
	Baptism as protective seal 
	Exorcism 
	The Eucharist 
	Exploring human suffering 
	Notes 
Chapter Four: Healing in Early Modern Christianity - 151
	Condemnations of the cult of saints and their healing powers 
	Modernizing the cure of souls 
	"Sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought" 
	Catholic reforms 
	Healthcare and hospitals 
	Early modern medicine 
	The modernization of Christian healing 
	Notes 
Chapter Five: Healing in Western Christianity's Global Expansion - 195
	The politicization of Christian healing 
	New indigenous forms of Christian healing 
	Missionary influence in American Indian religious movements 
	Revolutionary impact in China 
	Spiritual in Africa 
	Healing as reconciliation 
	Notes 
Chapter Six: Christianity and the Global Development of Scientific Medicine - 231
	Medical missions 
	Scientific medicine in missionary outreach 
	Medical missions in Africa 
	Medical science and colonialism 
	Medical missions in China 
	Religious and scientific healing in the context of political change 
	Notes 
Chapter Seven: Christian Healing in the Shadow of Modern Technology and Science - 263
	The power of prayer 
	Electricity as a way of thinking about spiritual power 
	Sources and development of Wesley's thought 
	Sources of Pentecostal healing 
	Sister Aimee 
	Pentecostal healing as a global phenomenon 
	Spiritualist influences 
	Catholic devotion to miracles in the age of science 
	Christian healing as response to suffering 
	Notes 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Spiritual healing.
Healing -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Miracles.
Healing in the Bible.