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Religion and Healing in Native America Pathways for Renewal

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ISBN-10: 0275990133

ISBN-13: 9780275990138

Edition: 2008

Authors: Suzanne J. Crawford O'Brien

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What it means to be healthy or to heal is not universal from culture to culture, from religion to religion. Indeed, in many cultures religion and healing are intimately tied to each other. In Native American communities healing is conceived as the place where ideas about the body and selfhood are brought to light and expressed within healing traditions. Healing is defined as self-making, and illness as whatever compromises one's ability to be oneself. This book explores religion and healing in Native America, emphasizing the lived experience of indigenous religious practices and their role in health and healing. Indigenous traditions of healing in North America emphasize that the healthy…    
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 5/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 236
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Series Foreword
Healing the Soul Wounds of Colonialism
"Lightning Followed Me": Contemporary Navajo Therapeutic Strategies for Cancer
"This Path Will Heal Our People": Healing the Soul Wound of Diabetes
Cultural Reprise, Identity, and Social Well-Being
Alcohol Abuse Recovery and Prevention as Spiritual Practice
Figuring It Out: Sundancing and Storytelling in the Lakota Tradition
Native American Notions of the Embodied Self
Restoring Sacred Connection with Native Women in the Inner City
Healing Generations in the South Puget Sound
Healing through Narrative and Storytelling
"The Stories Are Very Powerful": A Native American Perspective on Health, Illness, and Narrative
If All These Great Stories Were Told, Great Stories Will Come!
About the Editor and Contributors