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Body, Meaning, Healing

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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 20 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, this text 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 ethnographic studies elaborate an experimental understanding of the therapeutic process, and trace the outlines of a cultural phenomenology grounded in embodiment.

Product code: 9780312293925

ISBN 9780312293925
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW155
On Sale Date 05/09/2002
Series Contemporary Anthropology of Religion
No. Of Pages 321
Publisher Palgrave USA
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?