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faith heal·ing

sundry types of prayer-based efforts to alter the disease course.

faith healing

n.
The treatment of disease by means of prayer or faith in divine power.

faith healer n.

faith healing

Paranormal
An alternative form of healthcare in which therapy consists of entrusting the healing process to a “higher” (God in the Judeo-Christian construct) or other power(s) through prayer. In faith healing, active medical or surgical interventions are generally not administered, and if the patient deteriorates or dies, it may be viewed as the will of God.

faith heal·ing

(fāth hēl'ing)
Therapy involving prayer and manual interventions.

faith healing

An attempt to cure disease or to improve the condition of a patient by the exercise of spiritual powers or by the influence of the personality of the healer. An important factor in determining the outcome of an illness is belief, or faith, in the probability of recovery, but ‘miracles’ attributed to faith healing are presumed to be due to some natural process. The psychological effect of such rituals can be powerful, and unjustified hopes for miraculous cures are commonly aroused.

faith heal·ing

(fāth hēl'ing)
Sundry types of prayer-based efforts to alter the disease course.
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Divine healing in incipient Pentecostalism was one of many Christian healing practices that flourished around the turn of the century.
(17) He says that "divine healing" is the "only way" of healing open to believers and "authorized by the Scriptures".
She emphasized faith and divine healing. (10) Despite Rumsey's important contribution to establishing the Pentecostal Church, her work has not been properly recognized because it lacks official status.
The position of the Presbyterians and Catholics contrasted with the perspective on divine healing put forward in the half-dozen Pentecostal churches that had mushroomed in the trading centre since the late 1980s.
Rooted in Chicago, the MCA attracted mostly working-class folks along with northern European immigrants (especially Norwegians, Germans, and Swedes), eased the suffering of the poor and dispossessed (establishing a home for the elderly, an orphanage, settlement houses, and so forth), supported evangelists and tent revivals, and embraced ecstatic worship (especially the practice of "holy jumping") along with the doctrine of divine healing. The MCA was deeply apolitical and practiced pacifism (at least until America entered World War I), encouraged women to preach and exercise leadership over men (as a manifestation of God's work at the cusp of the eschaton), and supported interracial worship.
Margaret Poloma, who writes from a sociological perspective, discusses the relationship between the central Pentecostal doctrines of divine healing and revivalism and their interaction with scientific modernity.
God forgives all who seek this gift of divine healing, regardless of the sin, however grave or however unconscionable.
The book witnesses to the current paradigm shift from the classical form of Pentecostalism--with its standard topics on Spirit-baptism, divine healing, evangelism, sanctification, and spiritual gifts--to emerging forms of a global Pentecostal community.
He explores the Divine Healing Movement in the US by comparing the theologies of four leading 20th-century teachers and practitioners.
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However, she believes that the statue is simply a representation of the Buddha's divine healing power.