Candy Gunther Brown

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Not so long ago, most Americans were wary of yoga, meditation, acupuncture, chiropractic ,and similar practices. Today, complementary and alternative medicine has become so commonplace that many Americans — even evangelical Christians — might be surprised to learn that such practices have close ties to Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, or Western metaphysical religious traditions. Candy Gunther […]

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Testing Prayer

April 27, 2012

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When sickness strikes, people around the world pray for healing. Many claim prayer has cured them of blindness, deafness, metastasized cancers. Some believe they have been resurrected from the dead. Can science test such claims? Should it? Science cannot prove prayer’s healing power, but according to Candy Gunther Brown, associate professor of religious studies in […]

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