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Joan D. Koss-Chioino is professor emerita of anthropology at Arizona State University. Philip Hefner is professor emeritus of systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
Chapter 1 Foreword
Chapter 2 Preface
Chapter I: Finding Our Way Through New Terrain
Chapter 1: Exploring Spiritual Transformation and Healing: Fundamental Issues
Chapter 2: The Meaning of Spiritual Transformation
Chapter 3: The Spirit of Spiritual Healing in the United States
Chapter II: Traditional and Indigenous Healing Systems: Anthropological Perspectives
Chapter 4: Spiritual Transformation and Radical Empathy in Ritual Healing and Therapeutic Relationships
Chapter 5: Radical Empathy, Gender, and Shamanic Healing: Examples from Peru
Chapter 6: Sustainable Faith? Reconfiguring Shamanic Healing in Siberia
Chapter 7: The Making of a Shaman: A Comparative Study of Inuit, African, and Nepalese Shaman Initiation
Chapter III: Spiritual Transformation and Healing from Religious Perspectives
Chapter 8: Spiritual Transformation and Healing: An Encounter with the Sacred
Chapter 9: Spiritual Transformation and Healing in Light of an Evolutionary Theology
Chapter 10: Personal Tranformation: Perspectives from Psychology and Christianity
Chapter 11: Spiritual Growth, Cognition, and Complexity: Faith as a Dynamic Process
Chapter IV: Neuroscientific Perspectives on Spiritual Transformation and Healing
Chapter 12: The Neurobiology of Spiritual Transformation
Chapter 13: Narrative in Holistic Healing: Empathy, Sympathy, and Simulation Theory
Chapter 14: Healing of the Self-in-Context: Memory, Plasticity, and Spiritual Practice
Chapter V: Clinical Perspectives on Spiritual Transformation and Healing
Chapter 15: Spirituality, Spiritual Experiences, and Spiritual Transformations in the Face of HIV
Chapter 16: Spiritual Engagement and Transformation in Cancer Patients: The Experience of the Patient, the Role of the Physician
This excellent book has it all - state of the art studies of spiritual transformation from medicine, anthropology, and neuroscience all ably reflected upon by philosophy and theology and made relevant to care and healing in the clinical situation. A wonderful contribution....
— Don Browning
The book that Joan Koss-Chioino and Phillip Hefner put together does a remarkable job of addressing critical questions....This book showcases well how multidisciplinarity can be a critical vehicle.....
?A deep-seated concern with the possibility of personal transformation is apparent in any reading of human history. In recent years this concern has taken the form of an interest in spirituality and attempts to define this phenomenon in a way permittingits empirical investigation, accelerated with the advent of neuro-imaging and neuroscience. This volume is a stimulating exploration of the processes involved in spiritual transformation, in healers as well as help-seekers.????
— Eugene B. Brody, and Mental Disease