Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity

Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity

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Spirits of Protestantism reveals how liberal Protestants went from being early-twentieth-century medical missionaries seeking to convert others through science and scripture, to becoming vocal critics of missionary arrogance who experimented with non-western healing modes such as Yoga and Reiki. Drawing on archival and ethnographic sources, Pamela E. Klassen shows how and why the very notion of healing within North America has been infused with a Protestant "supernatural… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (June 25, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 348 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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