Embodied Practices for Healing and Wholeness

Meredith B. McGuire

in Lived Religion

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195172621
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199851942 | DOI:
Embodied Practices for Healing and Wholeness

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This chapter examines the link between people's religious or spiritual practices and their embodied practices for health and well-being. The historical link between religion and health was removed as a result of efforts to illustrate the highly rationalized character of modernity during the 19th century. However, this chapter presents the results of an interview survey which reveals that the majority of the respondents considered physical and emotional health, spiritual depth and growth, and a sense of well-being to be intertwined in a holistic linkage of mind, body, and spirit.

Keywords: religious practices; health; well-being; spiritual growth; holistic linkage; religion

Chapter.  16679 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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