2004
Volume 59, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268

Abstract

This article examines the development of the popularity of religious healing in the Netherlands since 1850 and the factors that contribute to its continuation. It focuses upon three traditions: devotional healing in Roman Catholicism, charismatic healing in Pentecostalism and energetic healing in Western Esotericism. Till about 1965, the interest in making a pilgrimage to holy places of healing showed a strong increase, while the number of participants in faith-healing and esoteric healing remained small. Since then, the development has turned completely the opposite way. Starting from a market approach it is related to contextual, institutional and supply factors. It is argued, that religious healing practices are a normal phenomenon in Western European culture with the vitality to survive in modern times.

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