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Healing in Western Christianity’s Global Expansion

Amanda Porterfield

in Healing in the History of Christianity

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195157185
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850389 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157185.003.0014
Healing in Western Christianity’s Global Expansion

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The 19th century was characterized by a global expansion of Protestant Christianity which coincided with Western political and economic expansion. Although their ideas about miracles varied, Western missionaries shared similar ideas about the social implications of the healing power of salvation from sin and the eternal life of Christ. They often emphasized Christianity's healing of social ills, whatever they thought about the miraculous cure of physical illness.

Keywords: Protestant Christianity; miracles; Western missionaries; healing; miraculous cure

Chapter.  9279 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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