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The Resource Miracle cures : saints, pilgrimage, and the healing powers of belief, Robert A. Scott

Miracle cures : saints, pilgrimage, and the healing powers of belief, Robert A. Scott

Label
Miracle cures : saints, pilgrimage, and the healing powers of belief
Title
Miracle cures
Title remainder
saints, pilgrimage, and the healing powers of belief
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Scott
Title variation
Saints, pilgrimage, and the healing powers of belief
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Iconic images of medieval pilgrims, such as Chaucer's making their laborious way to Canterbury, conjure a distant time when faith was the only refuge of the ill and infirm, and thousands traveled great distances to pray for healing. Why, then, in an age of advanced biotechnology and medicine, do millions still go on pilgrimages? Why do journeys to important religious shrines, such as Lourdes, Compostela, F'tima, and Medjugorje constitute a major industry? In Miracle Cures, Robert A. Scott explores these provocative questions and finds that pilgrimage continues to offer answers for many. Its benefits can range from a demonstrable improvement in health to complete recovery. Using research in biomedical and behavioral science, Scott examines accounts of miracle cures at medieval, early modern, and contemporary shrines. He inquires into the power of relics, apparitions, and the transformative nature of sacred journeying and shines new light on the roles belief, hope, and emotion can play in healing.The result is a fresh and original approach that bridges the often separate worlds of faith and science"--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BT732.5
LC item number
.S34 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Miracle cures : saints, pilgrimage, and the healing powers of belief, Robert A. Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Printed on acid-free paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Appealing to saints for miracles -- Life in the Middle Ages -- Saints -- Apparitions -- Pilgrimage and shrines -- Saints and healing -- Disease -- The role of stress in illness -- Belief, hope, and healing -- Framing, confessing, and healing -- Coda -- Accounts of miracles at medieval shrines
Control code
436946022
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 235 pages
Isbn
9780520262751
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009037269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)436946022
Label
Miracle cures : saints, pilgrimage, and the healing powers of belief, Robert A. Scott
Publication
Copyright
Note
Printed on acid-free paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Appealing to saints for miracles -- Life in the Middle Ages -- Saints -- Apparitions -- Pilgrimage and shrines -- Saints and healing -- Disease -- The role of stress in illness -- Belief, hope, and healing -- Framing, confessing, and healing -- Coda -- Accounts of miracles at medieval shrines
Control code
436946022
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 235 pages
Isbn
9780520262751
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009037269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)436946022

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