Introduction: <i>Healing Christians</i>

Pamela E. Klassen

in Spirits of Protestantism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780520244283
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520950443 | DOI:
Introduction: Healing Christians

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This introductory chapter explains the theme of this volume, which is about the work of liberal Protestants concerning medicine and healing. It discusses the anthropologies of the spiritual body, the queer psyche, and Protestant experimentalism. It explains that liberal Protestants deeply saturated many locations of the secular in North America including medicine and anthropology and they staked their authority on the biomedical turf of hospitals, medical schools, medical missions, and eventually, psychology clinics.

Keywords: liberal Protestants; medicine; healing; spiritual body; queer psyche; anthropology; medical schools; medical missions; psychology clinics

Chapter.  11110 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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