Religion and Healing in Native America Pathways for Renewal
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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…
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 5/30/2008
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
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