Sign or Symptom?

Sign or Symptom?

Exceptional Corporeal Phenomena in Religion and Medicine in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Édité par Tine Van Osselaer, Henk de Smaele, Kaat Wils

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Religion and science on paranormal events
Described as 'the hand of God', as 'pathological' or even as 'a clever trick', exceptional corporeal phenomena such as miraculous cures, stigmata, and incorrupt corpses have triggered heated debates in the past. Depending on their definition as either ‘supernatural’, ‘psycho-somatic’ or ‘fraudulent’, different authorities have sought to explain these enigmatic occurrences by stimulating inquiries and claiming jurisdiction over them. As a consequence, separate ecclesiastic and medical forms of expertise emerged on these issues in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This incommensurability has since echoed in historical analyses of paranormal events. In this book the emphasis is not placed solely on the debates within one or the other epistemological system (science or religion), but also on the crossovers and collaborations between them. Religion and science developed through a process of interaction. A changing religious climate and new religious currents provided new cases for study. Religious phenomena inspired new medical approaches such as the healing power of faith. New medical findings could be adopted to oppose new messiahs and medical imagery came to inspire the campaigns of opponents of aberrant of religious currents. Sign or Symptom? explores how the evolutions within religion and science influenced each other, a productive interaction that has been hidden from view until now.

Contributors: Ellen Amster (McMaster University), Nicole Edelman (Université de Paris-Ouest-Nanterre), Maria Heidegger (Universität Innsbruck), Mary Heimann (Cardiff University), Paula Kane (University of Pittsburgh), Sofie Lachapelle (University of Guelph), Tiago Pires Marques (Universidade de Coimbra), Tine Van Osselaer (Universiteit Antwerpen)

Titre Sign or Symptom?
Sous-titre Exceptional Corporeal Phenomena in Religion and Medicine in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Édition Première édition
Langue anglais
Éditeur Leuven University Press
BISAC Classifications thématiques MED039000 MEDICAL / History
REL033000 RELIGION / History
REL106000 RELIGION / Religion & Science
BIC Classifications thématiques MBX History of medicine
HRAX History of religion
HRAM3 Religion & science
Dewey (abrégé) 500-599 Science
Public visé 01 Grand public
Date de première publication du titre 25 juillet 2017
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: M
Avec Index ; Bibliographie
Support Livre broché
Nb de pages 208 p. Index . Bibliographie .
ISBN-10 9462701075
ISBN-13 9789462701076
Référence 121252-83
Date de publication 25 juillet 2017
Contenu du produit Text (eye-readable)
Nombre de pages de contenu principal 208
1 index
1 bibliography
Format 17 x 23,8 x 1,5 cm
Poids 410 gr
Prix 45,00 €

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