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Healing and Christianity

Healing and Christianity

Morton T. Kelsey (Author)


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The classic history of healing in the Christian church from biblical times to the present.
  • Publisher Augsburg Books
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806627762
  • eBook ISBN 9781451414912
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 384
  • Publication Date March 1, 1995


"This book promises to be the definitive work on healing, examining medical and psychological developments and their interrelatedness with the healing of mind, body, spirit, and emotions….This is a comprehensive examination of healing, including Jesus' healing ministry and healing in the early church. A practical plan for introducing a healing ministry in today's church is offered."
--Librarian's World

"This intelligent defense of the healing potential of Christianity merits careful attention."
--Martin Marty

"Of inestimable value to those who wish to understand the historical roots of the church's present attitudes toward healing….Prophetic and timely."
--Union Seminary Quarterly

Table of Contents

Preface to Third Edition

Is the Question Settled?
The Case Against Christian Healing
Religious Healing in the Ancient World
The Unique Healing Ministry of Jesus of Nazareth
What, How, and Why Did Jesus Heal?
Signs, Wonders, and Mighty Works
The Expectation of Every Chrisitan
Healing in the Victorious Church
Healing in Western Christianity
A New Understanding of Healing Emerges
Body, Emotions, and Healing
Healing the Emotions
A Place for Religious Healing in the Modern World
Implementing the Healing Ministry in the Church Today

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C