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Healing in the History of Christianity

Amanda Porterfield


This book 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. The book chronicles these changes, at the same time shedding important new light on the ... More

Keywords: healing, Christian history, faith, changes, religious authority, church structure, biological effects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195157185
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157185.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda Porterfield, author
Florida State University
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