Class Notes (807,235)
Canada (492,664)


2 Pages
Unlock Document

McMaster University
Religious Studies
Hisako Omori

RELIG ST 2WW3- January 8 th - Prayer, pilgrimage, sacrifice ways to bring about healing WHO definition of health - Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Why is healing a central concern of many religions? - Illness pushes a person to the end of the familiar world. - Challenges who you are - Sees the world from a new perspective - Frances burke: illness not disaster, but dangerous opportunity - Critical illness arises questions about the meaning of life - Healers frame illness in a meaningful context - Basic assumption in many cultres is that bodily health is related to spiritual health/moral concerns - Physical health related to the relationship with higher being. - Ex: Hinduism, related to karma - In some Christian tradition, illness may be caused by a sin - In Japanese cultures, ancestors may be responsible for causing an illness - Because sickness and healing are so closely related to religious or moral concerns in most cultures healers tend to involve religious specialists of one kind or another. Film: Wondrous Healing What are some of the sites of religious healing that are mentioned? - Healing centers: aromatherapy, touch, prayer, crystals - St.Anne de beaupre What are the claims made about illness and health? - Illness may be because stuff is misaligned in your life - They can heal themselves, in charge of their bodies - Health perfect harmony between body mind and spirit - Healing takes place deep inside then physical health catches up - We all can heal others - Physicians move too quickly to silence the symptom before they deal with the reason and spiritual things. - When people seek spiritual healing, even if they don’t get physical healing they still feel better and can cope better because of healing insi
More Less

Related notes for RELIGST 2WW3

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.