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When Prayer Fails

When Prayer Fails Author Shawn Francis Peters
ISBN-10 9780195306354
Release 2008
Pages 262
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'When Prayer Fails' examines the web of legal and ethical questions that arise when criminal prosecutions are mounted against parents whose children die as a result of religion-based medical neglect. It explores efforts to balance judicial protections for the religious liberty of faith-healers against the rights of children.



In the Name of God

In the Name of God Author Cameron Stauth
ISBN-10 9781250037602
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 480
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An anonymous caller tells a detective in a small Oregon town that a woman has just bitten off a man's finger. But the man is not the victim, the caller says. The woman is. She's being held against her will by a group of faith-healing fanatics who are trying to cure her depression with violent exorcisms. The detective rescues her, but she is afraid to press charges against the people in her church. Then the detective gets an even more ominous message: Children in the church have been dying mysteriously for years, and now several more are in immediate peril, facing blindness, disability, and death. Unwilling to stand by and allow more children to suffer, the anonymous caller -- a church insider -- risks everything to work with three detectives and a lone prosecutor to fight faith-based child abuse, and to change the laws that protect its perpetrators. They are joined by a mother who'd suffered a faith-healing tragedy herself, and afterwards dedicated her life to saving others from the same fate. Masterfully written by author Cameron Stauth, In the Name of God tells the true story of their heroic mission, which resulted in a historic series of sensational trials that exposed the darkest secret of American fundamentalism, and revealed the shameful political deals that have allowed thousands of children to die at the hands of their own parents -- legally. Though the battle against faith-healing abuse continues around the country, the victory in Oregon has lit the path to a better future, in which no child need die because of a parent's beliefs.



Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Religious Freedom in the Liberal State Author Rex J. Ahdar
ISBN-10 9780199606474
Release 2013-03-21
Pages 495
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The right of religious freedom in major English speaking nations is a complex and vast topic, full of controversy. Offering a comprehensive analysis, this book examines the key questions from both a liberal democratic and religious standpoint.



Religion and the State in American Law

Religion and the State in American Law Author Boris I. Bittker
ISBN-10 9781107071827
Release 2015-10-31
Pages 992
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of religion and government in the United States, providing historical context to contemporary issues.



Handbook of Religion and Health

Handbook of Religion and Health Author Harold Koenig
ISBN-10 9780199912711
Release 2012-02-06
Pages 1192
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The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.



The Catonsville Nine

The Catonsville Nine Author Shawn Francis Peters
ISBN-10 9780199942756
Release 2012-06-29
Pages 416
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In the spring of 1968, a group of Catholic antiwar activists barged into a draft board in suburban Baltimore, stole hundreds of Selective Service records, and burned the documents in a fire fueled by homemade napalm. The bold actions of the ''Catonsville Nine'' quickly became international news, and they remained in the headlines throughout the summer and fall of 1968, when the activists were tried in federal court. Shawn Francis Peters tells the fascinating story of this singular witness for peace and social justice.



The Skeptic s Dictionary

The Skeptic s Dictionary Author Robert Carroll
ISBN-10 1118045637
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 456
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A wealth of evidence for doubters and disbelievers "Whether it's the latest shark cartilage scam, or some new 'repressed memory' idiocy that besets you, I suggest you carry a copy of this dictionary at all times, or at least have it within reach as first aid for psychic attacks. We need all the help we can get." -James Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, randi.org "From alternative medicine, aliens, and psychics to the farthest shores of science and beyond, Robert Carroll presents a fascinating look at some of humanity's most strange and wonderful ideas. Refreshing and witty, both believers and unbelievers will find this compendium complete and captivating. Buy this book and feed your head!" -Clifford Pickover, author of The Stars of Heaven and Dreaming the Future "A refreshing compendium of clear thinking, a welcome and potent antidote to the reams of books on the supernatural and pseudoscientific." -John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper "This book covers an amazing range of topics and can protect many people from being scammed." -Stephen Barrett, M.D., quackwatch.org Featuring close to 400 definitions, arguments, and essays on topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies, The Skeptic's Dictionary is a lively, commonsense trove of detailed information on all things supernatural, occult, paranormal, and pseudoscientific. It covers such categories as alternative medicine; cryptozoology; extraterrestrials and UFOs; frauds and hoaxes; junk science; logic and perception; New Age energy; and the psychic. For the open-minded seeker, the soft or hardened skeptic, and the believing doubter, this book offers a remarkable range of information that puts to the test the best arguments of true believers.



The Skeptical Inquirer

The Skeptical Inquirer Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030045235
Release 2008
Pages
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The Skeptical Inquirer has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Skeptical Inquirer also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Skeptical Inquirer book for free.



The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer Author Church of England
ISBN-10 OXFORD:N11392755
Release 1762
Pages 438
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Bad Faith

Bad Faith Author Paul Offit
ISBN-10 9780465040612
Release 2015-03-10
Pages 272
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In recent years, there have been major outbreaks of whooping cough among children in California, mumps in New York, and measles in Ohio’s Amish country—despite the fact that these are all vaccine-preventable diseases. Although America is the most medically advanced place in the world, many people disregard modern medicine in favor of using their faith to fight life threatening illnesses. Christian Scientists pray for healing instead of going to the doctor, Jehovah’s Witnesses refuse blood transfusions, and ultra-Orthodox Jewish mohels spread herpes by using a primitive ritual to clean the wound. Tragically, children suffer and die every year from treatable diseases, and in most states it is legal for parents to deny their children care for religious reasons. In twenty-first century America, how could this be happening? In Bad Faith, acclaimed physician and author Dr. Paul Offit gives readers a never-before-seen look into the minds of those who choose to medically martyr themselves, or their children, in the name of religion. Offit chronicles the stories of these faithful and their children, whose devastating experiences highlight the tangled relationship between religion and medicine in America. Religious or not, this issue reaches everyone—whether you are seeking treatment at a Catholic hospital or trying to keep your kids safe from diseases spread by their unvaccinated peers. Replete with vivid storytelling and complex, compelling characters, Bad Faith makes a strenuous case that denying medicine to children in the name of religion isn’t just unwise and immoral, but a rejection of the very best aspects of what belief itself has to offer.



The Ministry of Healing

The Ministry of Healing Author Ellen Gould Harmon White
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B28751
Release 1905
Pages 541
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Breaking Their Will

Breaking Their Will Author Janet Heimlich
ISBN-10 9781616144067
Release 2011-06-14
Pages 397
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This revealing, disturbing, and thoroughly researched book exposes a dark side of faith that most Americans do not know exists or have ignored for a long time—religious child maltreatment. After speaking with dozens of victims, perpetrators, and experts, and reviewing a myriad of court cases and studies, the author explains how religious child maltreatment happens. She then takes an in-depth look at the many forms of child maltreatment found in religious contexts, including biblically-prescribed corporal punishment and beliefs about the necessity of "breaking the wills" of children; scaring kids into faith and other types of emotional maltreatment such as spurning, isolating, and withholding love; pedophilic abuse by religious authorities and the failure of religious organizations to support the victims and punish the perpetrators; and religiously-motivated medical neglect in cases of serious health problems. In a concluding chapter, Heimlich raises questions about children’s rights and proposes changes in societal attitudes and improved legislation to protect children from harm. While fully acknowledging that religion can be a source of great comfort, strength, and inspiration to many young people, Heimlich makes a compelling case that, regardless of one’s religious or secular orientation, maltreatment of children under the cloak of religion can never be justified and should not be tolerated. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields

Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105064217131
Release 2008
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Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields book for free.



Christ the Healer

Christ the Healer Author F. F. Bosworth
ISBN-10 9781441200136
Release 2001-02-01
Pages 256
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F. F. Bosworth's earnest prayer was that many thousands would learn to apply the promises of God's Word to their lives through his book, Christ the Healer. Bosworth offers an astonishing discussion of healing, based on the premise that Jesus redeemed us from our diseases when he atoned for our sins. This classic on healing, first released in 1924, has sold more than 500,000 copies and continues to enrich and inspire new readers every day. This revised and expanded edition includes a brand-new foreword and epilogue on the remarkable life and healing of the author himself, written by his son.



Glory Be

 Glory Be Author Fred J. Jiggens
ISBN-10 0722310862
Release 1978
Pages 121
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Christian Healing

Christian Healing Author Charles Fillmore
ISBN-10 9783849644284
Release 2014-05-19
Pages 176
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It is certainly without doubt the most practical and clearest thing ever written on this great subject, to make man or woman understand, appreciate, and realize what the actual meanings of Jesus Christ's teachings are. It is the greatest help the centuries has ever produced, and its author is taught of God and has had the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Every word and sentence and paragraph is full of life and healing, because it teaches why the Truth is true, and simply illumines all the way. Truly it is a wonderful master work, an unfailing guide to the understanding of the Truth which the Master taught to free mankind from everything that holds us in bondage.



The Real Faith for Healing

The Real Faith for Healing Author Charles Price
ISBN-10 9781458797018
Release 2012-03-01
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Considered by many to be the classic book on faith. ''Dr. Price's written an spoken ministry had a profound influence on the direction of my on life. My sister, Florence, had a collision with a truck carrying hot asphalt. She received third degree burns, and her pelvis sufferes seven fractures. She was compelled to lie in a bed of salve because her burns were so severe that she could not stand the touch of bedding or clothing. X - rays showed that the sharp points of bones were headed into vital organs. Because of her burns, she could not be operated on. In desperation, I contacted Dr. Price. and he agreed to come. As he prayed for her, God laid His mighty hand upon her and healed her, to the amazement of doctors and nurses. New X - rays were taken - every bone had gone back into place!'' Demos Shakarian (Founder of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International).