Body, Meaning, Healing
By (author) Thomas J. Csordas
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Body, Meaning, Healing by Thomas J. Csordas
Book DescriptionExactly where is the common ground between religion and medicine in phenomena described as 'religious healing?' In what sense is the human body a cultural phenomenon and not merely a biological entity? Drawing on over twenty years of research on topics ranging from Navajo and Catholic Charismatic ritual healing to the cultural and religious implications of virtual reality in biomedical technology, Body, Meaning, Healing sensitively examines these questions about human experience and the meaning of being human. In recognizing the way that the meaningfulness of our existence as bodily beings is sometimes created in the encounter between suffering and the sacred, these penetrating ethnographic studies elaborate an experimental understanding of the therapeutic process, and trace the outlines of a cultural phenomenology grounded in embodiment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312293918
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thomas J. Csordas
Language, Charisma, and Creativity, Paperback (June 2012)
An eloquent analysis of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal answers one of the primary callings of anthropology: to stimulate critical reflection by making the exotic seem familiar and the familiar appear strange.
Transnational Transcendence, Paperback (March 2009)
Examines the transnational movements, effects, and transformations of religion in the contemporary world, offering a fresh perspective on the interrelation between globalization and religion. This book challenges that globalization can be understood solely as an economic phenomenon and that its religious manifestations are secondary.
Body, Meaning, Healing, Paperback (July 2002)
Drawing on over 20 years of research on topics ranging from Navajo and Catholic Charismatic ritual healing to the cultural and religious implications of virtual reality in biomedical technology, this text examines questions about human experience and the meaning of being human.
Embodiment and Experience, Paperback (November 1994)» View all books by Thomas J. Csordas
A collection of essays examining the relationship between cultural values and the body as a source of symbols and instrument of experience.
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Author Biography - Thomas J. Csordas
THOMAS J. CSORDAS is Armington Professor of Anthropology and Religion at Case Western Reserve University and author of The Sacred Self and Language, Charisma, and Creativity.
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