The Faith Healers

Author: James Randi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879755355

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 318

View: 5760


Looks at the history of faith healers, describes tricks used to convince people of their paranormal abilities, and explains how many leading television evangelists victimize their believers

Faith Healers and the Bible: What Scripture Really Says

What Scripture Really Says

Author: Stephen J. Pullum

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440832145

Category: Religion

Page: 209

View: 9990


An insightful read for anyone who is interested in religion, this book offers fresh, biblical insight into the preaching of faith healing from a Christian perspective. • Explains how faith healers have persuaded thousands of followers over more than a century's time • Clearly differentiates between miraculous healing versus the providential • Demystifies the call of God from a Biblical perspective and provides insight into the work of the Holy Spirit • Explains why demons do not possess people today • Critiques the gospel of health and wealth and offers insight into correct Biblical exegesis

The Faith Factor

Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer

Author: Dale A. Matthews,Connie Clark

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440621454

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 9380


Drawing from the latest scientific research, as well as numerous illustrative case studies, The Faith Factor offers convincing proof that religious practices can and do enhance the healing powers of medicine. And nationally renowned physician Dale A. Matthews offers a program any patient can follow to incorporate faith into their own healing. Dr. Matthews points out that encouraging an integration of religious beliefs and practices in medical settings can have important benefits for the entire medical community?from patients and doctors to national health policy makers. He shows how the national trend toward rediscovering religious values has led many patients to use prayer in conjunction with conventional treatment, and that the results have already confirmed that faith and religious practice can be valuable medicine. Finally, Dr. Matthews helps readers explore the connection between faith and medicine in their own lives through methods of prayer, community worship, and study of Scripture.

Routledge Handbook of Psychiatry in Asia

Author: Dinesh Bhugra,Samson Tse,Roger Ng,Nori Takei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134651724

Category: Medical

Page: 324

View: 7712


Geographically and demographically Asia is a huge region with a large number of societies and cultures, each affected by their own unique problems including over-population, major natural disasters, poverty and changing social and economic factors. Inevitably this means that different mental health needs have developed across the region. Colonialism, globalization, industrialization and urbanization have brought major demographic and cultural shifts in the region but clinical mental health practices and services and societal attitudes to mental health issues vary enormously. This handbook surveys the state of the current psychiatric care field across the whole Asia-Pacific region. Focusing on individual countries, each chapter will include: A summary of factors affecting the practice and provision of psychiatric care, including cultural attitudes to mental health issues Coverage of the conceptualisation, causation and prevalence of mental health issues in society An overview of mental health care services and systems available and workforce training Coverage of country specific innovative practices and folk therapies As the first major reference work on psychiatric care in Asia this book is an essential resource for scholars and students researching mental health in Asia as well as psychiatrists and other mental health professionals working in the region.

Faith Healers in the Philippines

Author: Gert Chesi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Healers

Page: 255

View: 6729


Good,No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact, Slight Shelfwear,may have the corners slightly dented, may have slight color changes/slightly damaged spine.

Fundamentals of the Faith Teacher's Guide

13 Lessons to Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ

Author: Grace Community Church

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575673233

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 2489


This is the teachers guide edition to this great study of the fundamental beliefs of the Christian faith. With topics ranging from “God: His Character and Attributes” to “The Church: Fellowship and Worship,” this study is ideal to disciple new believers or to realize afresh what it means to believe in Jesus. The teachers guide contains all the answers to the 13 lessons taught in the accompanying students edition along with excellent teaching notes to prepare the leader to guide the group.

Sikkim Development Report

Author: India. Planning Commission

Publisher: Academic Foundation

ISBN: 9788171886685

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

View: 4321


Joining previous editions on other Indian states, this report focuses on Sikkim, a state that is a popular tourist destination for its culture, scenic beauty, and biodiversity. Analyzing the entire range of the state’s development issues of interest to businesses, nongovernmental organizations, research organizations, and policy makers, this volume discusses the constraints and challenges faced by Sikkim and provides a blueprint for its socioeconomic progress.

Pentecostals, Proselytization, and Anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India

Author: Chad M. Bauman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266317

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 2845


Every year, there are several hundred attacks on India's Christians. These attacks are carried out by violent anti-minority activists, many of them provoked by what they perceive to be a Christian propensity for aggressive proselytization, or by rumored or real conversions to the faith. Pentecostals are disproportionately targeted. Drawing on extensive interviews, ethnographic work, and a vast scholarly literature on interreligious violence, Hindu nationalism, and Christianity in India, Chad Bauman examines this phenomenon. While some of the factors in the targeting of Pentecostals are obvious and expected-their relatively greater evangelical assertiveness, for instance-other significant factors are less acknowledged and more surprising: marginalization of Pentecostals by "mainstream" Christians, the social location of Pentecostal Christians, and transnational flows of missionary personnel, theories, and funds. A detailed analysis of Indian Christian history, contemporary Indian politics, Indian social and cultural characteristics, and Pentecostal belief and practice, this volume sheds important light on a troubling fact of contemporary Indian life.

Healing Powers

Alternative Medicine, Spiritual Communities, and the State

Author: Fred M. Frohock

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226265858

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 350

View: 5357


Examines the politics of alternative medicine, looks at the social and legal problems involved, and discusses the spiritual foundation of unorthodox healing beliefs


Author: Vera Eikon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477113916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

View: 705


The presence of cancer cells that is now called a disease does not just grow overnight. Chemotherapy alone cannot cure the disease either - my mother believed these too. She once pacified a stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis and defied the odds as her disease went into remission. A strength based model, specifically the psychological process of family resilience became a guiding framework as I and my mother chose to take a positive stance in the midst of a threatening situation. In addition to recognizing family strengths and resources, this book also focuses on the significance of positive relationships within the community. The interplay of resilient characteristics is highlighted while at the same time recognizing actual and real challenges that come along with a cancer experience - the "silent struggles" toward social issues that all had an impact in my mother's disease. Yet, cancer can be a gateway to heal and to evolve one's consciousness in the process. It is a consciousness that is inherent to each but is usually dormant and unrecognized. This can allow both the person with cancer and other family members be positively transformed by the illness an opportunity and gift of cancer. In this book, I do not speak as an expert but as an observer of my own life and my environment as I attempt to document my mother's cancer experience. The time I became her immediate caregiver during initial cancer treatments and until she was re-integrating into the community as a woman diagnosed with cancer. - Vera Icon "A blend of scholarly research, spirituality and personal experience shapes this memoir of growth and loss when coping with cancer..." "A poignant mother daughter story that adds a personal touch to the science of suffering." Kirkus Review, November 30, 2012

The Demon-Haunted World

Science as a Candle in the Dark

Author: Carl Sagan

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307801047

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 7286


A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—Los Angeles Times How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. Praise for The Demon-Haunted World “Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.”—The Washington Post Book World “Compelling.”—USA Today “A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”—The Sciences “Passionate.”—San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

Can't You Control Your Child?

The True Story of a Father and His ADHD Son

Author: R. A. Collins

Publisher: Richard Collins

ISBN: 0955483638

Category: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Page: 160

View: 5299


Up and Down the Mountain

Offering the Healing Ministry of Christ in the Church Today

Author: Donald William Dotterer

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 1556733917

Category: Religion

Page: 76

View: 6130


"Don's sermons provide enlightenment for this neglected ministry of healing in congregations. This guide illumines areas of evil and suffering, prayer, isolation of illness, therapy of forgiveness, faith and the power of immortality and the risen Christ. It is a call to be healed and to heal." George W. Bashore, Resident Bishop United Methodist Church The Pittsburgh Area "I recommend this book to those who are ready to begin more intentional healing ministries, as well as to those who are looking for ways to be more effective in the church: God's healing community." James K. Wagner Director, Prayer And Healing Ministries The Upper Room, Nashville, Tennessee "Up And Down The Mountain" is about healing. It includes seven sermons on healing, a chapter on how to begin a healing ministry, a suggested order of worship service with hymns and a valuable bibliography. Foreword by J. Robert Nelson, director Institute of Religion, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas Donald Dotterer is pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He received his master of divinity and doctorate degrees from Boston University. He also received degrees from Drew University and Grove City College.

The Psychic Healing Phenomenon in the Philippines and in Other Countries

Selected Five Filipino and Five Foreign Writers on Psychic Healing

Author: Ernesto A. Logarta

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465325018

Category: Psychology

Page: 92

View: 8383


Filipino writers, in dealing with the psychic healing phenomenon in the Philippines, have utilized varied and diverse approaches to the practice of the native healers: naturalistic, psychological, medico, sociological, historical, anthropological, and occult. Foreign writers on the psychic healing phenomenon are more advanced in their approaches and techniques. Their emphasis is on paranormal reality, extra sensory perception (ESP), psychic diagnosis, altered states of conciousness, and salutary effects of love. Implied in the writings of some Filipino authors on psychic healing are the positive effects of the results of their researches on future education. Education can help the students make use of the herbal medicines in health preservation, disease prevention, and cure. Furthermore the impact of psychic healing in education can enhance positive states of the mind conducive to efficient learning. Lastly, the teacher who has access to the powers of the mind can be led to discover the salutary effects of love to maximize thinking abilities in so far as they relate to teaching and learning.

Jefferson's Scissors

Solving the Conflicts of Religion with Science and Democracy

Author: Louis W. Perry

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469116014

Category: Science

Page: 310

View: 895


Many books have appeared that argue at the ends of the Christian spectrum on the reality of God. On the left there are such books as, God Is Not Great (Christopher Hitchens) arguing that a god and religion are not needed in todays world, and at the far right Fundamentalists push books which speak of near term disasters to non-believers of God, The Rapture and The Second Coming of Jesus (Finis Dake). Compounding the agitation on sides has been the religious bias of the Bush Administration which has push religious ideology into positions in the government at the federal level with power to diminish sciences contribution to our country and at the state level to lower the standards for science education of students. Outraged scientists fear the future of a country where of the population believe in angels and only one-quarter believe that our ancestors were ape-like. Darwin is now both a science hero and an enemy to the religious. Embattled religious fundamentalists fear that modernity is changing the country into a secular materialistic nation and push to convert the country into a Christian nation. Heightened activity from both sides to attract converts has only increase the conflicts. Neither of these extremes addresses the question of how to bring all three parties, all needed in the future, together to reduce conflicts. Understanding the profound and interlinked changes to religion, science and governance forged by modernity is necessary to support a solution to the conflicts of religion with science and democracy today. Jeffersons Scissors presents a path to a solution to the conflicts by defining acceptable roles for religion and science in our secular democracy by employing a common link between religion, science and democracy that can bring citizens together even with a wide diversity of beliefs. The insight into a solution to the conflicts was first evolved by Thomas Jefferson during his personal search for his own philosophy.

Handbook of Religion and Health

Author: Harold G. Koenig,Michael E. McCullough,David B. Larson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199727643

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 728

View: 9209


What effect does religion have on physical and mental health? In answering this question, this book reviews and discusses research on the relationship between religion and a variety of mental and physical health outcomes, including depression and anxiety; heart disease, stroke, and cancer; and health related behaviors such as smoking and substance abuse. The authors examine the positive and negative effects of religion on health throughout the life span, from childhood to old age. Based on their findings, they build theoretical models illustrating the behavioral, psychological, social, and physiological pathways through which religion may influence health. The authors also review research on the impact of religious affiliation, belief, and practice on the use of health services and compliance with medical treatment. In conclusion, they discuss the clinical relevance of their findings and make recommendations for future research priorities. Offering the first comprehensive examination of its topic, this volume is an indispensable resource for research scientists, health professionals, public policy makers, and anyone interested in the relationship between religion and health.

Biopsychosocial Approaches in Primary Care

State of the Art and Challenges for the 21st Century

Author: Hoyle Leigh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146155957X

Category: Medical

Page: 242

View: 7174


ST MEDICINE IN A CHANGING UNIVERSE AT THE THRESHOLD OF THE 21 CENTURY Hoyle Leigh, M. D. I Professor ofPsychiatry San Francisco, University ofCalifornia, and Fresno VAMedical Center INTRODUCTION During my lifetime, the universe has changed beyond recognition. The universe into 111 which I was born, in the first halfofthe 20 century, was still infinite, permanent, orderly, and tranquil --- a universe that worked like a masterfully constructed clock. Matter and energy followed Newton's lawsofconservation. Shortly after my birth, Hiroshima proved, with a big bang, that matter was no longer permanent, everything was relative. Einstein had also shown thateverything that happened was local, that is, there was an event horizon beyond which no information could reach as nothing can travel faster than light. When I was growing up, the moon was for lovers, and going there was an impossible dream. Cosmologically, the Big Bang theory that postulates that the universe was born out ofan explosion some 10-15 billion years ago from a primordial point won over steady state. Ithas been expanding ever since, although the ultimate fateofthe universe is still unknown whetherit will keep on expanding resulting in aperpetual stateofheat death, or will at some point startcontracting, resulting in a big crunch ofgravitational collapse ending in a single black hole out ofspace, time, and existence. Quantum theory has defeated even Einstein's genius and proven that God indeed plays dice.

Divine Healing: The Formative Years: 1830–1880

Theological Roots in the Transatlantic World

Author: James Robinson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621895866

Category: Religion

Page: 326

View: 2612


Divine healing is commonly practiced today throughout Christendom and plays a significant part in the advance of Christianity in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Such wide acceptance of the doctrine within Protestantism did not come without hesitation or controversy. The prevailing view saw suffering as a divine chastening designed for growth in personal holiness, and something to be faced with submission and endurance. It was not until the nineteenth century that this understanding began to be seriously questioned. This book details those individuals and movements that proved radical enough in their theology and practice to play a part in overturning mainstream opinion on suffering. James Robinson opens up a treasury of largely unknown or forgotten material that extends our understanding of Victorian Christianity and the precursors to the Pentecostal revival that helped shape Christianity in the twentieth century.

Living with Dying

A Handbook for End-of-life Healthcare Practitioners

Author: Joan Berzoff,Phyllis R. Silverman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231127943

Category: Medical

Page: 896

View: 7649


Living with Dying is the first textbook on end-of-life care for social workers and other healthcare practitioners who work with the terminally ill and their families. Organized around theoretical issues in loss, grief, and bereavement, and around clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups, the book addresses practice with people who have specific illnesses such as AIDS, bone marrow disease, and cancer, and pays special attention to patients that have been stigmatized by culture, ability, sexual orientation, age, and race, or homelessness.