Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

ISBN-10: 0195393414
ISBN-13: 9780195393415
Edition: 2011
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Description: Divine healing is the essential marker of the global phenomenon of Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity. But although we know that healing is central in these movements, we know surprisingly little about how divine healing beliefs and practices  More...

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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.25" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Divine healing is the essential marker of the global phenomenon of Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity. But although we know that healing is central in these movements, we know surprisingly little about how divine healing beliefs and practices reflect the interplay of local and global patterns of cultural development. The essays in this collection seek to discover what is the same and what is different about such beliefs and practices in diverse contexts, trace formal and informal lines of cultural influence across geographic and national boundaries, and ask how healing both reflects and contributes to larger processes of globalization. The collection will not only flesh out a picture of how and why spiritual healing is practiced in diverse cultural contexts and how healing practices reflect and shape the transnational spread of Christianity; it will also provide insight into the nature of globalization. The authors will attend to a wide range of issues, including the theological rationales for divine healing; the symbolic objects and ritual enactments employed; the cultural controversies surrounding these practices; the relationship between Christian healing and local or indigenous healing traditions; whether an emphasis on financial prosperity is always present; and the extent to which Pentecostal and charismatic churches are networked and the role of healing in such networks. All the essays are new to this volume.

Candy Gunther Brown is associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University.

Contributors
Foreword
Introduction: Pentecostalism and the Globalization of Illness and Healing
Europe and North America
The Global Character of Nineteenth-Century Divine Healing
Why Health and Wealth? Dimensions of Prosperity among Swedish Charismatics
Material Salvation: Healing, Deliverance, and �Breakthrough� in African Migrant Churches in Germany
Blessed Bodies: Healing within the African American Faith Movement
Jesus as the Great Physician: Pentecostal Native North Americans within the Assemblies of God and New Understandings of Pentecostal Healing
Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Borderlands
Latino Pentecostal Healing in the North American Borderlands
Santidad, Salvaci�n, Sanidad, Liberaci�n: The Word of Faith Movement among Twenty-First-Century Latina/o Pentecostals
Exorcising the Demons of Deprivation: Divine Healing and Conversion in Brazilian Pentecostalism
The Salve of Divine Healing: Essential Rituals for Survival among Working-Class Pentecostals in Bogot�, Colombia
Learning from the Master: Carlos Annacondia and the Standardization of Pentecostal Practices in and beyond Argentina
Africa and Asia
New Wine in an Old Wine Bottle? Charismatic Healing in the Mainline Churches in Ghana
Healing in African Pentecostalism: The �Victorious Living� of David Oyedepo
Reenchanted: Divine Healing in Korean Protestantism
Miracle Healing and Exorcism in South Indian Pentecostalism
Divine Healing and the Growth of Practical Christianity in China
Global Crossings
Catholic Charismatic Healing in Global Perspective: The Cases of India, Brazil, and Nigeria
Global Awakenings: Divine Healing Networks and Global Community in North America, Brazil, Mozambique, and Beyond
Afterword
Index

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