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Conclusion: <i>Critical Condition</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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520244283.003.0007
Conclusion: Critical Condition

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the work of liberal Protestants concerning medicine and healing. It contends that liberal Protestants championed a metaphor hard to counter by invoking healing as the way to achieve their goals both political and spiritual. It explains that Liberal Protestant anthropologies of the spiritual body drew from a wide array of sources to craft an ideal of healing as wholeness that would make space for a diversity of spirits.

Keywords: liberal Protestants; medicine; healing; spiritual body; diversity of spirits

Chapter.  3994 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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