In this book Amanda Porterfield demonstrates that healing has played a major Porterfield traces the origin of Christian healing and maps its transformations in. Amanda Porterfield, Healing in the History of Christianity (Oxford University Press , ), pages, ISBN Healing has played an important role. Journal of Religious History · Volume 32, Issue 1 · Journal of Healing in the History of Christianity ‐ by Amanda Porterfield. Diana Jefferies.
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She explores the interplay between Christian healing and medical practice from ancient times up to the present, looks at recent discoveries about religion’s biological effects, and considers what these findings mean in light of ages-old traditions about belief and healing. In her new book, Healing in the History of Christianityshe traces the kn in healing back to the ministry of Christ and the teachings of the Old Testament.
Her sensitive treatments of the large place of healing in Christian missions and in the recent world expansion of Christianity are especially welcome.
Healing in the History of Christianity
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An Interview with Michael Brown: Academic Skip to main content. From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln “Porterfield proves that healing is a central theme in Christian history, and is a fascinating lens through which to examine the Christian faith. A Christmas Truce Fall Natural Law Anver M.
Indeed, healing is one of the most constant themes in the long and sprawling history of Christianity. Changing Christian ideas of healing, Porterfield shows, are a window into broader changes in religious authority, church structure, and ideas about sanctity, history, resurrection, and the kingdom of God.
Jesus himself performed many miracles of healing, and Christians down the ages have seen this as a prominent feature of their faith. Early Pentecostals and American Culture “In these days of medical miracles and double-blind tests of intercessory prayer, Amanda Porterfield provides christianty welcome introduction to the 2,year-old history of Christianity and healing.
Porterfield chronicles these changes, at the same time shedding important new light on the universality of religious healing. Bokenham, in his 15th-century Legendary, reported the healing power of milk from St.
She is the author of The Transformation of American Religion: Oxford University PressAug 25, – Religion – pages. Healing in the History of Christianity Amanda Porterfield.
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Theological Dialogue with Classical Pentecostals. Indeed, healing is one of the most constant themes in the long and Amanda Porterfield offers a survey of ideas, rituals, and experiences of healing in Christian history.
Indeed, healing is one of hisgory most constant themes in the long and Faith in the Great Physician: Prudentius, a 4th-century poet and Christian apologist, He is author of many books James F. Healing in Medieval Christianity. Indeed, she has produced not just a history of healing in Christianity, but a history of Christianity itself.
Changes in healing beliefs and practices offer a window into changes in religious authority, church structure, and ideas og sanctity, history, resurrection, and the kingdom of God.