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The Resource Christian Science on trial : religious healing in America, Rennie B. Schoepflin

Christian Science on trial : religious healing in America, Rennie B. Schoepflin

Label
Christian Science on trial : religious healing in America
Title
Christian Science on trial
Title remainder
religious healing in America
Statement of responsibility
Rennie B. Schoepflin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Christian Science on Trial, historian Rennie B. Schoepflin shows how Christian Science healing became a viable alternative to medicine at the end of the nineteenth century. Christian Scientists did not simply evangelize for their religious beliefs; they engaged in a healing business that offered a therapeutic alternative to many patients for whom medicine had proven unsatisfactory. Tracing the movement during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Schoepflin illuminates its struggle for existence against the efforts of organized American medicine to curtail its activities." "Physicians' efforts to trivialize and control practitioners of the faith indicated a lack of confidence among the turn-of-the-century medical profession about who controlled American health care. The contested authority of the medical community becomes clear through Schoepflin's examination of the pitched battles fought by physicians and Christian Scientists in America's courtrooms and legislative halls over the legality of Christian Science healing. While the issues of medical licensing, the meaning of medical practice, and the supposed right of Americans to therapeutic choice dominated early debates, later confrontations saw the legal issues shift to matters of contagious disease, public safety, and children's rights. Throughout, Christian Scientists revealed their ambiguous status as medical practitioners and religious healers."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Schoepflin, Rennie B
Dewey number
289.5/73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX6950
LC item number
.S34 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Medicine, science, and religion in historical context
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian Science
  • Medicine
  • Medical care
  • Faith Healing
  • Faith Healing
  • Faith Healing
  • Christian Science
  • Christian Science
  • Religion and Medicine
  • Treatment Refusal
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Christian Science on trial : religious healing in America, Rennie B. Schoepflin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48691371
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780801870576
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001008512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Christian Science on trial : religious healing in America, Rennie B. Schoepflin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48691371
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780801870576
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001008512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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