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The Healing Gods


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Abbreviations ; Introduction: Why is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Supposed to Work? ; 1. Is CAM Religious? ; 2. Yoga: I Bow to the God within You ; 3. Is CAM Christian? ; 4. I Love My Chiropractor! ; 5. Does CAM Work, and is it Safe? ; 6. Acupuncture: Reclaiming Ancient Wisdom ; 7. How did CAM become Mainstream? ; 8. Energy Medicine: How Her Karma Ran over His Dogma ; Conclusion: Why does it Matter if CAM is Religious (and not Christian)-even if it Works? ; Bibliography ; Index

About the Author

Candy Gunther Brown is an associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University. Her books are Testing Prayer: Science and Healing (2012); Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing, as editor (Oxford University Press, 2011), and The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880 ( 2004).


Dr. Brown gives religious people of all faiths a very useful and learned approach to complementary and alternative medicine and how to integrate it with their spirituality and healing practices * Herbert Benson, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School *

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