Teaching Religion and Healing

SKU: 0195176448

Linda L. Barnes, Ines M. Talamantez
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Oxford University Press
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Teaching Religion and Healing edited by Linda Barnes and Ines Talamantez is a collection of 21 scholarly essays published in the American Academy of Religion Teaching Religious Studies Series. The papers are organized into sections that are intended to assist instructors incorporating the ideas of healing into their religion and healing courses. The papers are contributed by scholars in disciplines such as anthropology, religious studies, American studies, sociology, and Native American studies. They cover the role of healing in the cultural traditions of Native Americans, Hindu, Tibetan, Chinese, Chicano, and Japanese. Other papers address the study of shamanism; experiential pedagogies; and syllabi for caregiver courses. Topics address the medical school curriculum, religion and healing for physician's assistants, and magic and witchcraft. This book offers an extensive reading list organized according to spiritual traditions as well as a comprehensive index.

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