Conference: Wellbeing, Harm, and Religion 26 March, 2021
About The Event
5th Annual Doctoral Conference in Religious Studies
Date: 9-11 September 2021
Venue: Czech Republic, Brno
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021
Specific ideas about what constitutes harm and wellbeing have been historically shaped by different religious traditions considerably. Throughout the history of the human species, illnesses, injuries, and diseases were often dealt with through religious rituals, as evidenced from the earliest Sumerian incantations from the 26th century BC to the contemporary evangelical faith healing.
Different conceptions of harm and wellbeing derived from different religious traditions retain their relevance in many locales across the globe even today, as they did in history. They intertwine(d) with “secular” medical practices; religious actors can formulate stances towards modern medical technologies, like vaccination and blood transfusion; and religion sometimes articulates alternative theories about the nature and origin of various diseases and about their treatment.
Conference Website: https://religionistika.phil.muni.cz/where2021
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