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When Prayer Fails Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

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ISBN-10: 019530635X

ISBN-13: 9780195306354

Edition: 2007

Authors: Shawn Francis Peters

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Relying on religious traditions that are as old as their faith itself, many devout Christians turn to prayer rather than medicine when their children fall victim to illness or injury. Faith healers claim that their practices are effective in restoring health - more effective, they say, than modern medicine. But, over the past century, hundreds of children have died after being denied the basic medical treatments furnished by physicians because of their parents' intense religious beliefs. The tragic deaths of these youngsters have received intense scrutiny from both the news media and public authorities seeking to protect the health and welfare of children. When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing,…    
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List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 9.29" wide x 6.30" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

"Pointless and Preventable": An Overview of Religion-Based Medical Neglect of Children
"Are Any among You Sick?": The Tradition of Spiritual Healing
"Defended by Lord Jehovah": The Peculiar People in the British Courts
"The Horriblest Thing I Ever Saw": Early Religion-Based Medical-Neglect Cases in the United States
"Does the Science Kill a Patient Here and There?": Christian Science, Healing, and the Law
"The Pain Has No Right to Exist": Contemporary Christian Scientists in the Courts
"Nightmare Would Not Be Too Strong a Term": Life and Death in the Faith Tabernacle
"This Ain't Religion": Spiritual Healing and Reproductive Rights
"God Can't Cure Everyone": Spiritual Healing on Trial in Oregon
"We Need to Change the Statute": The Promise (and Limits) of Statutory Reform
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Bibliography
Index