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2021-2022 Catalog

REL 223 Religious Healing and Health

An examination of how various religious traditions understand sickness and health and how they try to restore wholeness to sick individuals and groups. The efficacy of religious healing, the interface between modern medicine and folk healing, and the importance of cultural narratives in restoring the sick to health are all considered. Academic analysis of religious healing as well as firsthand accounts of religious and folk healthcare are studied. [H, SS]