Healing has played an important role throughout the history of Christianity, according to Amanda Porterfield.
In her new book, Healing in the History of Christianity , she traces the belief in healing back to the ministry of Christ and the teachings of the Old Testament.
She shows how the practice of healing has been adapted and viewed by Christians in the early church, the Middle Ages and in the 21st century.
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Porterfield is the author of a number of books on American religious history, including The Transformation of American Religion Oxford, She is the Robert A.
In Healing in the History of Christianity , Porterfield presents a scholarly discussion on healing in Christian history.
Porterfield begins her discussion with a focus on the ministry of Christ as presented in the Gospel of Mark. In the chapters that follow, she reviews various studies on healing, and compares Christian healing with practices in other religions, suggesting, for instance, that Christians have borrowed some of their methods from other religions and cultures. She notes the similarities while showing how the practice of healing unites people in community.
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Many references are made to healing in the Catholic church. Furthermore, she explains how Christians have linked health and healing to sin and judgment. It should be noted that she is a believer in healing. While the book is thorough in its survey of Christian healing, it surprisingly omits some of the prominent names and events that are often discussed in Pentecostal revival and divine healing movements. In the final chapter, Porterfield includes a brief section on Aimee Semple McPherson, which is followed by a section on the growth of the Pentecostal movement.
However, little else is provided, despite the many books, ministries, and scholarly research available. Tags : amanda , christianity , healing , history , porterfield.
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