Spirits of protestantism reveals how liberal protestants went from being early twentieth century medical missionaries seeking to convert others through science and scripture to becoming vocal critics of missionary arrogance who experimented with non western healing modes such as yoga and reiki drawing on archival and ethnographic sources pamela e klassen shows how and why the very notion . At a time when the political and anthropological significance of christianity is being hotly debated spirits of protestantism forcefully argues for a reconsideration of the historical legacies and cultural effects of liberal protestantism even for the anthropology of religion itself. Spirits of protestantism paperback medicine healing and liberal christianity the anthropology of christianity 13 by pamela e klassen university of california press 9780520270992 348pp. With this i turned to read pamela klassens spirits of protestantism medicine healing and liberal christianity combining historical and ethnographic methods klassen gives readers a rich and detailed study of the connections between healing protestantism liberalism anthropology and modernity in twentieth century north america. Get this from a library spirits of protestantism medicine healing and liberal christianity pamela e klassen this work offers an analysis of the politics of body mind and spirit among north american liberal protestants over the course of the 20th century
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