Teaching from the Crossroads:

Linda L. Barnes

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780195167979
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784981 | DOI:

Series: AAR Teaching Religious Studies Series

 Teaching from the Crossroads:

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This chapter proposes two ways to study religion and healing. The first outlines a program that involves an urban ethnographic study of culturally/religiously based approaches to healing in the African Diaspora communities of Boston, Massachusetts. The second relates to ways in which findings from the first kind of course can be incorporated into different levels of medical education, thereby introducing a highly-focused aspect of religious studies into the training of biomedical clinicians.

Keywords: religion; healing; African American; Boston Healing Landscape Project; medical education; medical anthropology

Chapter.  7813 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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