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Author: Suzanne K. Kaufman
Publisher: Cornell University Press
An in-depth study of the Lourdes pilgrimage in late nineteenth-century France offers ground-breaking new ways to interpret material forms of worship, female piety, and modern commercial culture.
The Spanish Civil War
Author: Gabriele Ranzato
Publisher: Interlink Books
Interlink's new illustrated history series seeks to explore the persistent themes of our recent past in order to prepare for the new century. Each volume offers a concise yet comprehensive analysis of a particular political, cultural or social phenomenon and is lavishly illustrated with color and b&w photographs and maps.
Author: Jacalyn Duffin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
It is now recognized that spirituality plays an active role in the experience of illness and healing, even when the sufferer turns to medicine for help. The relationship of medicine to the miracles at healing shrines, especially Lourdes, is well known. Less studied are the miracles associated with the canonization of saints. The Vatican Archives house the transcripts of the ecclesiastical investigations of all of the miracles credited to the intercession of candidates for sainthood. Thesedocuments contain verbatim accounts of patients, their families, and physicians. The testimony is filtered and shaped by the formal questions of clergy, who are concerned not to be duped by wishful thinking or naive enthusiasm. Jacalyn Duffin has examined either the full testimony or the Vatican summaries of more than 670 miracles reported in 35 countries on six continents from the late 17th century to the 21st. She discovered that more than 96% of these miracles are healings from physical illness. Essentially, they are medical case histories, involving the active participation of doctors. Over the course of centuries, she found, these records display remarkable stability. The stories of illness and healing follow a prescribed dramatic structure, like the arc of a novel, play, or opera, shaped by universal reactions to sickness and recovery. However, Duffin finds, some elements in the miracle files change over time: the number of doctors increases, the nature of evidence embracesnew technologies, and the diagnoses considered amenable to transcendent healing shift to incorporate new ideas about medical capability.
Author: Ruth Harris
Publisher: Penguin UK
Lourdes was at the very centre of nineteenth century debates on religion, science and medicine. Both the Church and secularists championed the 'miracle' town as crucial in shaping how society should think about the mind, body and spirit. Since the ‘visions’ of Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 transformed the quiet Pyrenean town into an international tourist and pilgrimage destination, it has been a site for controversy. In her well-crafted and carefully researched book, Harris deftly places Lourdes and its attendant spiritual movement firmly at the centre of French history and shows its significance in the country’s development.
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Author: S. M. Rolfe
TRAGIC MIRACLES by S. M. Rolfe is a gripping work of fiction inspired by the author's own belief in guardian angels. In the novel, Tracy Raulph's world is turned upside down when his mother unexpectedly perishes in a fire. After this horrific event, the young man's mother offers him guidance from beyond as she helps him overcome his grief through a series of miraculous events. Caught in a situation that even the woman he loves cannot accept, young Tracy becomes part of a family tradition that he previously would never have been able to even imagine. Ms. Rolfe's TRAGIC MIRACLES is sure to keep readers fascinated from the first page to the last.
Author: Tom Murphy
Given the current state of the American healthcare system, physician burnout is an almost inevitable response. It doesn't have to be that way. Eighteen years after his enthusiastic first day in medical school, Dr. Tom Murphy was a burned-out physician disillusioned enough to leave clinical medicine at the age of 43. His crisis is not unique. Burnout among physicians has reached epidemic proportions. Worse, it can begin as early as medical school. Burnout is not some psychological abnormality to be embarrassed to mention in public quite the contrary. Research in the past five years shows 87% of American physicians experience symptoms of burnout. Burnout is not limited to the medical profession. Several high-stress public service occupations have high rates of burnout, including law enforcement, education, and healthcare but physicians suffer a much higher rate compared to other working adults. In Physician Burnout: A Guide to Recognition and Recovery, Dr. Murphy shares research and his experiences on what causes physician burnout, and what it takes to recover. He explains how changing critical aspects of the modern healthcare workplace at the individual clinic and the institutional level can ease the burnout crisis. The benefits of these changes may go far beyond the initial goals they can result in happier doctors, staff, and patients and higher quality healthcare. Each person will have unique issues to resolve and different solutions. You can learn how to recognize early signs of burnout and how medical schools and hospital systems can initiate the cultural paradigm shift needed to change the course of the burnout epidemic facing the healthcare industry.
Drawing Pets and Farm Animals
Author: Trevor Cook, Lisa Miles
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Provides step-by-step instructions for drawing fourteen pets and farm animals, including a dog, rabbit, pig, cow, and turtle.
The Gospel of Judas
Author: Rodolphe Kasser, Marvin Meyer, Gregor Wurst
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Provides the complete text of the long-lost Gospel of Judas, found nearly thirty years ago in Egypt, along with interpretive commentary and annotations, in a study of the disciple, his writings, and their significance. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.