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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
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Healing -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Healing in the Bible.