priest-doctor


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Noun1.priest-doctor - in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worldspriest-doctor - in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination
non-Christian priest, priest - a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
medicine man - a Native American shaman
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We profile a priest-doctor who heals bodies and souls in Africa, the Paulist Fathers' presence in the American film industry in Hollywood and the "leaven in the bread" that is small Christian communities.
When he was in eighth grade he wrote a religion class essay on "Why I want to be a priest-doctor in Africa.
During the Middle Ages, judges of the Inquisition regularly encouraged the use of priest-doctors to torture suspected heretics.