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Author Peters, Shawn Francis, 1966-

Title When prayer fails : faith healing, children, and the law / by Shawn Francis Peters
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 262 pages)
Summary 'When Prayer Fails' examines the web of legal and ethical questions that arise when criminal prosecutions are mounted against parents whose children die as a result of religion-based medical neglect. It explores efforts to balance judicial protections for the religious liberty of faith-healers against the rights of children
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Child health services -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Spiritual healing -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Freedom of religion -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199867714 ebook
0199867712 ebook