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Author Badaracco, Claire.
Title Prescribing faith : medicine, media, and religion in American culture / Claire Hoertz Badaracco.
Imprint Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, 2007.

Subject Medicine -- Religious aspects.
Alternative medicine -- United States -- History.
Spiritual healing -- United States -- History.
Mass media -- Religious aspects.
Health in mass media.
History, 21st Century.
Mass Media -- history.
Religion and Medicine.
Spiritual Therapies -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Complementary Therapies -- history.
History, 19th Century.
United States.
United States.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 264 pages) : illustrations, portrait
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-247) and index.
Contents "Man's accidents are God's purposes" : Harvard and heroic cures -- Launching a scientific religion : Christian science and the book -- Measuring prayers : scientific models of religion -- Belief and wellness : medical pluralism and healing -- The medicated public square : advertising science.
Summary The healing powers of medicine and prayer are often media headlines. Not explored is how media itself has shaped popular ideas about religion and health. Prescribing Faith traces the confluence of medicine, media and religion from mid-nineteenth century American culture to the present day. Badaracco examines how media portrays the relationship between religious faith and medicine, showing that the relationship is one fraught with conflict of interest, controversy, and paradox. Prescribing Faith offers valuable insight into deconstructing religion and medicine as shaped by today's media.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781602580756 (electronic bk.)
1602580758 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 191747873
Additional Format Print version: Badaracco, Claire. Prescribing faith. Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, 2007 9781932792898 1932792899 (DLC) 2007026451 (OCoLC)148727764