Accepted paper:

Disease, health and religious therapies: a comparative perspective between candomble and neopentecostalism

Authors:

Érica Jorge (UAB)
Ana Keila Pinezi (Universidade Federal do ABC)

Paper short abstract:

It´s not new the idea that religious worldviews direct perspectives and practices that are social and culturally shared. This paper aims to present, in a comparative perspective, the notions of disease, health and some therapeutics practices used by candomble and neopentecostalism religions.

Paper long abstract:

It´s not new the ideia that religious worldviews direct perspectives and practices that are social and culturally shared. Sociology and anthropology of religion have already proved that religion is a social construct and its notion is based on cosmologies which allow followers attribute meanings to reality. From the ideia that religious discourses establish specific practices, this paper aims to present, in a comparative perspective, the notions of disease, health and some therapeutics practices used by candomble and neopentecostalism religions. It´s in the center of the research the discussion that religious discourse results a particulary vision about body, health and curatives practices. Both religions analised present particulary aspects, for theirs approaches and detachment and they´re important and representative segments of plural religious field in contemporary Brasil.

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Religious life and medical traditions