Category Archives: Danforth, Loring M.
How do contemporary cultures account for the miraculous? In addition to advancing scientific and religious explanations, Loring Danforth and Thomas Heffernan say that in some modern societies miracles create bonds that affirm their social distinctiveness. At the time of the interview, Danforth, … Continue reading
During a year of research, Loring Danforth lived in northern Greece, observing the anastenaria—a communal and therapeutic ritual that involves trance, spirit possession, and firewalking—which resulted in his book, Firewalking and Religious Healing: The Anastenaria of Greece and the American Firewalking … Continue reading