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Ritual Proximity and the Healing of History

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520244283.003.0006
Ritual Proximity and the Healing of History

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This chapter examines the proliferation of the meanings and modes of Christian healing within Anglican and United Churches. It explains that this proliferation of healing brought with it an intensified supernatural liberalism that celebrated ritual and spiritual innovation, while also prompting charges of heresy and appropriation. It discusses Anglican syncretism, energy sacramentalism, and religious difference in globalized Christianity.

Keywords: Christian healing; Anglican Churches; United Churches; supernatural liberalism; heresy; Anglican syncretism; energy sacramentalism; globalized Christianity

Chapter.  15406 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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