The Faith Healers Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Faith Healers

  • Author : James Randi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0879753692

The Faith Healers Excerpt :

Looks at the history of faith healers, describes tricks used to convince people of their paranormal ablities, and explains how many leading television evangelists victimize their believers

The Faith Healers Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Faith Healers

  • Author : James Randi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35556019523927

The Faith Healers Excerpt :

Looks at the history of faith healers, describes tricks used to convince people of their paranormal abilities, and explains how many leading television evangelists victimize their believers

Faith Healers in the Philippines Book

Faith Healers in the Philippines

  • Author : Gert Chesi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Healers
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015032124995

Faith Healers in the Philippines Excerpt :

Good,No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact, Slight Shelfwear,may have the corners slightly dented, may have slight color changes/slightly damaged spine.

Behind the Scenes Book

Behind the Scenes

  • Author : Yves Brault
  • Publisher : Firstpublish.Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 1929925182

Behind the Scenes Excerpt :

Faith Healers and the Bible  What Scripture Really Says Book

Faith Healers and the Bible What Scripture Really Says

  • Author : Stephen J. Pullum
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2015-04-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440832147

Faith Healers and the Bible What Scripture Really Says Excerpt :

An insightful read for anyone who is interested in religion, this book offers fresh, biblical insight into the preaching of faith healing from a Christian perspective. • Explains how faith healers have persuaded thousands of followers over more than a century's time • Clearly differentiates between miraculous healing versus the providential • Demystifies the call of God from a Biblical perspective and provides insight into the work of the Holy Spirit • Explains why demons do not possess people today • Critiques the gospel of health and wealth and offers insight into correct Biblical exegesis

Following Fish Book

Following Fish

  • Author : Samanth Subramanian
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2011-12-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9788184752557

Following Fish Excerpt :

In a coastline as long and diverse as India’s, fish inhabit the heart of many worlds — food of course, but also culture, commerce, sport, history and society. Journeying along the edge of the peninsula, Samanth Subramanian reports upon a kaleidoscope of extraordinary stories. In nine essays, Following Fish conducts rich journalistic investigations: among others, of the famed fish treatment for asthmatics in Hyderabad; of the preparation and the process of eating West Bengal’s prized hilsa; of the ancient art of building fishing boats in Gujarat; of the fiery cuisine and the singular spirit of Kerala’s toddy shops; of the food and the lives of Mumbai’s first peoples; of the history of an old Catholic fishing community in Tamil Nadu; of the hunt for the world’s fastest fish near Goa. Throughout his travels, Subramanian observes the cosmopolitanism and diverse influences absorbed by India’s coastal societies, the withdrawing of traditional fishermen from their craft, the corresponding growth of fishing as pure and voluminous commerce, and the degradation of waters and beaches from over-fishing. Pulsating with pleasure, adventure and discovery, and tempered by nostalgia and loss, Following Fish speaks as eloquently to the armchair traveler as to lovers of the sea and its lore.

When Prayer Fails Book

When Prayer Fails

  • Author : Shawn Francis Peters
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195306354

When Prayer Fails Excerpt :

'When Prayer Fails' examines the web of legal and ethical questions that arise when criminal prosecutions are mounted against parents whose children die as a result of religion-based medical neglect. It explores efforts to balance judicial protections for the religious liberty of faith-healers against the rights of children.

Majn  n Book

Majn n

  • Author : Michael Walters Dols
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 543
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015046859149

Majn n Excerpt :

This is a study of madness in the medieval Islamic world. Using a wide variety of sources, from the fields of history, literature, and art, the late Michael Dols explores beliefs about madness in Islamic society, and examines attitudes towards individuals afflicted by mental illness or disability. The book demonstrates the links between Christian and Muslim medical beliefs and practices, and traces the influence of certain Christian beliefs, such as miracle-working, on Islamic practices. It breaks new ground in analysing the notions of the romantic fool, the wise fool, and the holy fool in medieval Islam within the framework of perceptions of mental illness. It shows that the madman was not regarded as a pariah, an outcast, or a scapegoat. This is a comprehensive and original work, whose insights into magic, medicine, and religion combine to open up our understanding of medieval Islamic society.

Religion and Healing in America Book

Religion and Healing in America

  • Author : Linda L. Barnes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 553
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195167955

Religion and Healing in America Excerpt :

Americans have long been aware of the phenomenon loosely known as faith healing. Such practices most often received attention when they came into conflict with biomedical practice. During the 1990s, however, the American cultural landscape changed dramatically and religious healing became a commonplace feature of our society. The essays in this book chart this new reality. Insofar as healing traditions constitute the meeting ground or point of conflict between different groups, argue the authors, they provide a powerful lens through which to examine cultural changes at work. Each of the papers offers a particular case study. Many emphasize gender, race, ethnicity, and class as key components of healing experiences.

 Foul Demons  Come Out   Book

Foul Demons Come Out

  • Author : Stephen Jackson Pullum
  • Publisher : Praeger Pub Text
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015047470011

Foul Demons Come Out Excerpt :

Pullum accounts for the persuasive appeals of some of the most popular American healing evangelists of this century and establishes a rhetorical genre of faith healing discourse. For each, he discusses their background, the nature of the audiences to whom they preached, and why they were so successful. Pullum concludes by drawing together the major rhetorical features of faith-healing discourse.

Revival Season Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Revival Season

  • Author : Monica West
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982133313

Revival Season Excerpt :

The daughter of one of the South’s most famous Baptist preachers discovers a shocking secret about her father that puts her at odds with both her faith and her family in this debut novel. “Spellbinding…Revival Season should be read alongside Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus.” —The Washington Post A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Every summer, fifteen-year-old Miriam Horton and her family pack themselves tight in their old minivan and travel through small southern towns for revival season: the time when Miriam’s father—one of the South’s most famous preachers—holds massive healing services for people desperate to be cured of ailments and disease. But, this summer, the revival season doesn’t go as planned, and after one service in which Reverend Horton’s healing powers are tested like never before, Miriam witnesses a shocking act of violence that shakes her belief in her father—and her faith. When the Hortons return home, Miriam’s confusion only grows as she discovers she might have the power to heal—even though her father and the church have always made it clear that such power is denied to women. Over the course of the following year, Miriam must decide between her faith, her family, and her newfound power that might be able to save others, but if discovered by her father, could destroy Miriam. Celebrating both feminism and faith, Revival Season is a “tender and wise” (Ann Patchett) story of spiritual awakening and disillusionment in a Southern, Black, Evangelical community.

Borderlands Curanderos Book

Borderlands Curanderos

  • Author : Jennifer Koshatka Seman
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781477321928

Borderlands Curanderos Excerpt :

Santa Teresa Urrea and Don Pedrito Jaramillo were curanderos—faith healers—who, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, worked outside the realm of "professional medicine," seemingly beyond the reach of the church, state, or certified health practitioners whose profession was still in its infancy. Urrea healed Mexicans, Indigenous people, and Anglos in northwestern Mexico and cities throughout the US Southwest, while Jaramillo conducted his healing practice in the South Texas Rio Grande Valley, healing Tejanos, Mexicans, and Indigenous people there. Jennifer Koshatka Seman takes us inside the intimate worlds of both "living saints," demonstrating how their effective healing—curanderismo—made them part of the larger turn-of-the century worlds they lived in as they attracted thousands of followers, validated folk practices, and contributed to a modernizing world along the US-Mexico border. While she healed, Urrea spoke of a Mexico in which one did not have to obey unjust laws or confess one's sins to Catholic priests. Jaramillo restored and fed drought-stricken Tejanos when the state and modern medicine could not meet their needs. Then, in 1890, Urrea was expelled from Mexico. Within a decade, Jaramillo was investigated as a fraud by the American Medical Association and the US Post Office. Borderlands Curanderos argues that it is not only state and professional institutions that build and maintain communities, nations, and national identities but also those less obviously powerful.

Faith Healer Book

Faith Healer

  • Author : Brian Friel
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2013-04-18
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571300747

Faith Healer Excerpt :

One of the masterpieces of Ireland's greatest living playwright, Faith Healer weaves together the stories of a travelling healer, his wife and his manager. From their different versions of the healer's performances and a terrible event at the centre of the drama, Friel creates a powerful and haunting work of art.

A Demon Haunted Land Book

A Demon Haunted Land

  • Author : Monica Black
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250225665

A Demon Haunted Land Excerpt :

“A Demon-Haunted Land is absorbing, gripping, and utterly fascinating... Beautifully written, without even a hint of jargon or pretension, it casts a significant and unexpected new light on the early phase of the Federal Republic of Germany’s history. Black’s analysis of the copious, largely unknown archival sources on which the book is based is unfailingly subtle and intelligent.” —Richard J. Evans, The New Republic In the aftermath of World War II, a succession of mass supernatural events swept through war-torn Germany. A messianic faith healer rose to extraordinary fame, prayer groups performed exorcisms, and enormous crowds traveled to witness apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Most strikingly, scores of people accused their neighbors of witchcraft, and found themselves in turn hauled into court on charges of defamation, assault, and even murder. What linked these events, in the wake of an annihilationist war and the Holocaust, was a widespread preoccupation with evil. While many histories emphasize Germany’s rapid transition from genocidal dictatorship to liberal democracy, A Demon-Haunted Land places in full view the toxic mistrust, profound bitterness, and spiritual malaise that unfolded alongside the economic miracle. Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials, acclaimed historian Monica Black argues that the surge of supernatural obsessions stemmed from the unspoken guilt and shame of a nation remarkably silent about what was euphemistically called “the most recent past.” This shadow history irrevocably changes our view of postwar Germany, revealing the country’s fraught emotional life, deep moral disquiet, and the cost of trying to bury a horrific legacy.