9780199729944-0199729948-Healing in the History of Christianity

Healing in the History of Christianity

ISBN-13: 9780199729944
ISBN-10: 0199729948
Edition: 1
Author: Porterfield, Amanda
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 232 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199729944
ISBN-10: 0199729948
Edition: 1
Author: Porterfield, Amanda
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 232 pages

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Acknowledged authors Porterfield, Amanda wrote Healing in the History of Christianity comprising 232 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199729948 and 9780199729944. Since then Healing in the History of Christianity textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Amanda Porterfield offers a survey of ideas, rituals, and experiences of healing in Christian history. Jesus himself performed many miracles of healing, and Christians down the ages have seen this as a prominent feature of their faith. Indeed, healing is one of the most constant themes in the long and sprawling history of Christianity. Changes in healing beliefs and practices offer a window into changes in religious authority, church structure, and ideas about sanctity, history, resurrection, and the kingdom of God. Porterfield chronicles these changes, at the same time shedding important new light on the universality of religious healing. Finally, she looks at recent scientific findings about religion's biological effects, and considers the relation of these findings to ages-old traditions about belief and healing.

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