In this book Amanda Porterfield demonstrates that healing has played a major Porterfield traces the origin of Christian healing and maps its transformations in. Amanda Porterfield, Healing in the History of Christianity (Oxford University Press , ), pages, ISBN Healing has played an important role. Journal of Religious History · Volume 32, Issue 1 · Journal of Healing in the History of Christianity ‐ by Amanda Porterfield. Diana Jefferies.
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Healing in the History of Christianity – Paperback – Amanda Porterfield – Oxford University Press
Jesus himself performed many miracles of healing. In the second century, St.
Ignatius was the first to describe the eucharist as the medicine of immortality. Prudentius, a 4th-century poet and Christian apologist, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Oxford University Press Amazon.
Healing in the History of Christianity. Healing is one of the most constant themes in the long and sprawling history of Christianity.
Healing in the History of Christianity – Amanda Porterfield – Google Books
Prudentius, a 4th-century poet and Christian apologist, celebrated the healing power of St. Bokenham, in his 15th-century Legendary, reported the healing power of milk from St. Zulu prophets in 19th-century Natal petitioned Jesus to cure diseases caused by restless spirits.
In this book Amanda Porterfield demonstrates that healing has played a major role in the historical development christianitt Christianity as a world religion. Porterfield traces the origin of Christian healing and maps its transformations in the ancient, medieval, and modern worlds.
She shows that Christian healing had its genesis in Judean beliefs that sickness and suffering were linked porterfleld sin and evil, and that health and healing stemmed from repentance and divine forgiveness. Examining Jesus’ activities as a healer and exorcist, she shows how his followers carried his combat against sin and evil and his compassion for suffering into new and very different cultural environments, from the ancient Mediterranean to modern America and bealing.
She explores the interplay between Christian healing and medical practice from ancient times up to the present, looks at recent discoveries about religion’s biological effects, and considers what these findings mean dhristianity light of ages-old traditions about belief and healing.
Changing Christian ideas of healing, Porterfield shows, are a window into broader changes in religious authority, church structure, and ideas about sanctity, history, resurrection, and the kingdom of God.
Her study allows us to see more clearly than ever before that healing has always been and remains central to the Christian vision of sin and redemption, suffering and bodily resurrection. Selected pages Title Page.
She is the author of The Transformation of American Religion: