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Contemporary Anthropology of Religion

Body, Meaning, Healing

Authors: Csordas, T.

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Exactly where is the common ground between religion and medicine in phenomena described as 'religious healing?' In what sense is the human body a cultural phenomenon and not merely a biological entity? Drawing on over twenty years of research on topics ranging from Navajo and Catholic Charismatic ritual healing to the cultural and religious implications of virtual reality in biomedical technology, Body, Meaning, Healing sensitively examines these questions about human experience and the meaning of being human. In recognizing the way that the meaningfulness of our existence as bodily beings is sometimes created in the encounter between suffering and the sacred, these penetrating ethnographic studies elaborate an experimental understanding of the therapeutic process, and trace the outlines of a cultural phenomenology grounded in embodiment.

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THOMAS J. CSORDAS is Armington Professor of Anthropology and Religion at Case Western Reserve University and author of The Sacred Self and Language, Charisma, and Creativity.

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'...sets a new standard for exploring the cultural, phenomenological, religious and even theological aspects of health and wholeness.' - Amos Young, Religious Studies Review


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Body, Meaning, Healing
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Anthropology of Religion
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-08286-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-08286-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-29391-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-29392-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 321
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