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Body, Meaning, Healing (Contemporary Anthropology of Religion)

 
 
 
 
Body, Meaning, Healing (Contemporary Anthropology of Religion)
Author: T. Csordas
ISBN 13: 9780312293925
ISBN 10: 312293925
Edition: 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2002-09-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $47.00
 
 

As a Catholic fascinated by TV faith healers since childhood, Csordas (anthropology and religion, Case Western Reserve U.) studies both empirically and theoretically how religions attempt to provide meaning through healing, how individuals experience that healing, and in what ways religious and medical healing phenomena converge and diverge. All but one of the chapters have appeared elsewhere from 1988-2000. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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As a Catholic fascinated by TV faith healers since childhood, Csordas (anthropology and religion, Case Western Reserve U.) studies both empirically and theoretically how religions attempt to provide meaning through healing, how individuals experience that healing, and in what ways religious and medical healing phenomena converge and diverge. All but one of the chapters have appeared elsewhere from 1988-2000. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)