Divine healing is an essential marker of the global phenomenon of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. But although we know that healing is central in these movements, we know surprisingly little about how divine healing beliefs and practices reflect the interplay of local and globalpatterns of cultural development. The essays in this collection seek to discover what is the same and what is different about such beliefs and practices in diverse contexts, trace formal and informal lines of cultural influence across geographic and national boundaries, and ask how healing bothreflects and contributes to larger processes of globalization. The collection not only fleshes out a picture of how and why spiritual healing is practiced in diverse cultural contexts and how healing practices reflect and shape the transnational spread of Christianity; it also provide insight into the nature of globalization. The authors attend to a wide rangeof issues, including the theological rationales for divine healing; the symbolic objects and ritual enactments employed; the cultural controversies surrounding these practices; the relationship between Christian healing and local or indigenous healing traditions; whether an emphasis on financialprosperity is always present; and the extent to which Pentecostal and Charismatic churches are networked and the role of healing in such networks. With nearly all new essays, this informative volume, edited by Candy Gunther Brown, contains a forward by Harvey Cox and contributions from aninternational team of sixteen professors, academics, and scholars.