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Spirit Cure: A History of Pentecostal Healing

Joseph W. Williams


This book tells the story of pentecostals' changing healing practices in the United States since the early 1900s. While early believers' attracted attention due to their widespread rejection of mainstream medicine and their overt spiritualization of disease and its cure, later generations of pentecostals and their charismatic successors made significant modifications to the healing paradigms that they inherited. Claims of dramatic divine intervention never disappeared, yet strident denunciations of the medical profession often gave way to “natural” healing methods associated with scientific me ... More

Keywords: pentecostalism, evangelicalism, religious healing, alternative medicine, natural healing, United States, metaphysical tradition, spiritualization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199765676
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765676.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph W. Williams, author
Rutgers University