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Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing


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Contributors Foreword, by Harvey Cox Introduction: Pentecostalism and the Globalization of Illness and Healing, by Candy Gunther Brown Part I. Europe and North America 1. The Global Character of Nineteenth-Century Divine Healing, by Heather D. Curtis 2. Why Health and Wealth?: Dimensions of Prosperity among Swedish Charismatics, by Simon Coleman 3. Material Salvation: Healing, Deliverance, and

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Candy Gunther Brown received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2000. She is an associate professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University, and the author of The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880.


"There can now be no doubt that Pentecostal-Charismatic healing will continue to flower all over the world. It is something no thoughtful person can afford to ignore. We need careful, accurate, empathic, and unprejudiced studies of this reality in all its multitudinous expressions, including healing. And this volume provides the gold standard against which all future efforts will have to be judged."-- Harvey G. Cox, Jr., Hollis Research Professor of Divinity, Harvard University "...a unique set of cross-cultural and cross national case studies that allow for a deeper understanding of the role that healing plays within todays's increasingly globalized world."--CHOICE "The text demonstrates unequivocally that 'Charismatic-Pentecostalism' proves 'feeling is believing.' The book is foundational without antecedent or peer, possessing broad appeal for students and scholars of religion."--Religious Studies Review Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing is an invaluable contribution to the field of religious studies. The book is highly informative and rich in descriptive detail. The diversity of its contributors...makes for a highly readable text that will appeal to a wide range of interests."--Religion "The care that Candy Gunther Brown took in author selection and editing is evident in this fascinating and insightful volume...I am certain this book will prove an invaluable resource to scholars and students of all Christian traditions, indeed anyone interested in healing, globalization, or mission."--Pneuma

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