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John of God : the globalization of Brazilian faith healing

Author: Cristina Rocha
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book investigates the growing number of Western followers of John of God, a faith healer who has drawn hundreds of thousands of people, including Oprah Winfrey, to his healing center in Brazil  Read more...

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Rocha, Cristina.
John of God.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016031748
Named Person: João Teixeira da Faria; João Teixeira da Faria; João, de Deus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina Rocha
ISBN: 9780190466718 0190466715 9780190466701 0190466707
OCLC Number: 953386732
Description: xii, 269 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Meeting John of God: an uneasy beginning --
How does he get his magic? --
Re-enchanting healing --
Abadiânia as a touristic borderzone --
Spiritual tourism, cultural translation, and friction --
Flows into the global north: building a transnational spiritual community --
Localizing flows: healing the land of its suffering.
Other Titles: Globalization of Brazilian faith healing
Responsibility: Cristina Rocha.
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"This is one of the most insightful and engaging accounts of spiritual healing in recent years. By focusing on one of the most intriguing spiritual healers of our time, Joao de Deus, Rocha Read more...

 
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