What is it about?

Study of votive offerings, folk remedy that people use from religion to fight disease.

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Why is it important?

It is important for those who study from the field of religious studies, disease processes and healing.

Perspectives

People are also turning to religion as an alternative to fight the disease. By fulfilling a promise believers people expect to receive divine help to solve their health problems.

Dr Carmen Castilla-Vazquez
Universidad de Granada

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This page is a summary of: Rezar para sanar: el recurso mágico-religioso en la búsqueda de la salud (Praying for healing: the magical-religious resort in the search for health), Revista de Humanidades, December 2011, UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, DOI: 10.5944/rdh.18.2011.12882.
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