About the author

The healing religions. A specific sub-group within the global field of religion

Regis Dericquebourg
Charles De Gaulle-Lille 3 University

Régis Dericquebourg is a “Maître de Conferences” at the University Charles De Gaulle-Lille3 and statute members of the Group for the Studies of Religions and Secularity (laïcité) managed by Jean Paul Willaime - (Center for the National Scientific studies, Paris, France). He wrote a doctoral thesis on the Jehovah’s Witnesses and is now a specialist of this religious movement. In 1986, he began to make empirical studies on healing churches and published several book such as : Healing religions (1988), The Antoinists (1993), The Christian Science (1999), To believe and to Heal (2001). His work on the theorization of the healing churches lead him to receive an “habilitation” to supervise doctoral students (Sorbonne, 2000). He also studies the conflict between ‘cults’ and society, and religious discrimination in the world. He has published many articles in scientific journals and has contributed to many national and international conferences.