Search for dissertations about: "religious healing"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 swedish dissertations containing the words religious healing.

  1. 1. Zvinorwadza : Being a patient in the religious and medical plurality of the Mberengwa district, Zimbabwe

    Author : Olov Dahlin; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religion; Patient; life-worlds; Mberengwa; Karanga; Zimbabwe; religious plurality; traditional religion; Christianity; African-initiated churches; medical plurality; traditional medicine; faith healing; modern health care; biomedicine; sickness; healing; placebo; nocebo; cooperation; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Religion Theology; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; religionssociologi; religionssociologi;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with patients in a rural area of southern Africa and poses these basic questions: What does it mean to be ill in this part of the world and what do patients' life-worlds look like? In order to find answers to these questions, an in-depth fieldwork was carried out through which I was able to study how patients reacted to illness. I followed twenty patients in their search of ease, of which ten were members of Chief Mataga's family, with whom I was staying. READ MORE

  2. 2. The function of myth in Akan healing experience : a psychological inquiry into two traditional Akan healing communities

    Author : Desmond Ayim-Aboagye; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religion Theology; Religionsvetenskap Teologi;

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  3. 3. Santería healing in Cuba

    Author : Johan Wedel; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; Cuba; Santería; Afro-Cuba; religious healing; medical anthropology; medicine; rituals;

    Abstract : In Cuba, from the early twentieth century up until today, the Afro-Cuban religious tradition santería has stood for health, protection, and a meaningful life for many Cubans. Santería, which has its roots in Africa and the religious beliefs of the Yoruba slaves, is currently flourishing, with both Cubans and foreigners turning to it for help in instances of ill-health. READ MORE

  4. 4. Languages of healing : Theories, practice and terminology within Eastern Turki medicine in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

    Author : Patrick Hällzon; László Károly; Ildikó Bellér-Hann; Julian Rentzsch; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Eastern Turki; Uyghur; Medicine; Graeco-Islamic; Chagatay; Medical manuscripts; Turkic languages; Turkiska språk;

    Abstract : Medical practices in Eastern Turkestan consisted of a number of components that are not easily identifiable, constituting a highly pluralistic medical field defined by several overlapping traditions, of which Graeco-Islamic medicine played one part while the others, including Western medicine, also played important and/or complementary roles. It can be defined as a diverse but still coherent medical tradition closely related to that of adjacent societies, especially Turkic and Muslim, but also shaped by its own specific historical and cultural context. READ MORE

  5. 5. Cultivating the Sacred : Ritual Creativity and Practice among Women in Contemporary Europe

    Author : Åsa Trulsson; Religionshistoria och religionsbeteendevetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; dance; sacred places; authority; pilgrimage; power; intersubjectivity; somatic modes of attention; the body; embodiment; habitus; goddess spirituality; new age; paganism; practice; ritual criticism; multi-sited fieldwork; ritual; anthropology of religion; performance; music; healing; gender; sacralisation; everyday spirituality;

    Abstract : Ritual creativity may seem like a contradiction in terms, yet the religious landscape in contemporary Euro-America is permeate with experimentation of ritual forms, different modalities of action, imagination and play as routes to authenticity. The present study examines different settings in Europe involved in such ritual creativity, which would commonly be classified as postmodern spirituality, new age or Paganism. READ MORE