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Miracles: Healing Blindness, with Craig S. Keener

Miracles: Healing Blindness, with Craig S. Keener

Praying For the Sick

Praying For the Sick

I’m not sure why this topic makes me nervous, but it does. Maybe it sounds a little too man-centered. Maybe it doesn’t sound spiritual. Or perhaps, it’s just too close to the same old way we’ve always prayed. As I travel in churches, it’s clear that praying for health issues absolutely dominates the typical church. […]

Amanda Porterfield: Healing in the History of Christianity

Amanda Porterfield: Healing in the History of Christianity

  Amanda Porterfield, Healing in the History of Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2005), 218 pages, ISBN 0195157184. Healing has played an important role throughout the history of Christianity, according to Amanda Porterfield. In her new book, Healing in the History of Christianity, she traces the belief in healing back to the ministry of Christ and […]

Cautious Co-belligerence? The Late Nineteenth-Century American Divine Healing Movement and the Promise of Medical Science

Cautious Co-belligerence? The Late Nineteenth-Century American Divine Healing Movement and the Promise of Medical Science

  In the days of Pasteur and Lister, was the Divine Healing movement out of touch with what American society believed about medicine?   Introduction The late nineteenth century was a time of monumental change. It witnessed a cyclone of transformation and progress rivaling, at least, that of any preceding era. Not surprisingly, it was […]

Jennifer Cisney: Healing From the Pain of Sexual Assault

Jennifer Cisney: Healing From the Pain of Sexual Assault

  Jennifer Cisney, “Healing From the Pain of Sexual Assault” Enrichment (Spring 2009), pages 108-112. Jennifer Cisney, a counselor, executive board member of the American Association of Certified Christian Sexual Addition Specialists, member of the the American Association of Christian Counselors since 1994 and survivor of sexual assault, recognizes “the progress the church has made […]

Keith Warrington: Healing & Suffering

Keith Warrington: Healing & Suffering

  Keith Warrington, Healing & Suffering: Biblical and Pastoral Reflections (Carlisle, UK/Waynesboro, GA: Paternoster, 2005), 219 pages, ISBN 9781842273418. Keith Warrington, Director of Postgraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer in New Testament at Regents Theological College, Nantwich, has written on healing before, notably in Jesus the Healer: Paradigm or Unique Phenomenon (Carlisle, UK: Paternoster, 2000). Some […]

A Social Anthropologist's Analysis of Contemporary Healing, Part 2

A Social Anthropologist’s Analysis of Contemporary Healing, Part 2

  How do doctors respond to claims of healing? Are there any lasting social effects when people experience divine healing?   Physical and Spiritual Phenomena Since John White is contributing a chapter to this book concerning the physical manifestations which sometimes seem to accompany the working of the Holy Spirit, here I shall confine myself […]

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