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Religion, health and suffering / edited by John R. Hinnells and Roy Porter.

By: Hinnells, John R
Contributor(s): Porter, Roy, 1946-2002
Language: English Publisher: London : Kegan Paul International, 1999.Description: xviii, 498p. : ill. ; 22cm.ISBN: 0710306113
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Includes bibl. notes and references. - Partial contents: I, Cross-cultural studies. Health and suffering in Zorastrianism / J.R. Hinnells; The implications of the physical body: Hindu thought / Julia Leslie; Suffering and sanctification in Christianity / D.J. Melling; Religion, health and suffering among contemporary Tibetans / Geoffrey Samual; Sikh perspectives on health and suffering / Pashaura Singh; Health and suffering in Buddhism / T. Skorupski; From folk medicine to bioethics in Judaism / Norman Solomon; II, Non-European health systems. Chinese health beliefs / Francesca Bray; Appeasing the spirits: postwar Mozambique / Alcinda M. Honwana; Miscarriages of justice: demonic vengeance in classical Indian medicine / D. Wujastyk; III, Pre-modern western medicine. Fear, anxiety and the plague in early modern England / Andrew Wear; IV, Modern medicine. Western medicine and pain / Roy Porter; Beyond the frontiers of science: religious aspects of alternative medicine / Mike Saks.