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faith healing

healing effected through prayer or religious faith; divine healing.
a method employing faith or prayer in the hope of receiving such healing.
Origin of faith healing
First recorded in 1880-85
Related forms
faith healer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In faith healing, God interposes and alone does the healing.

    Explanation of Catholic Morals

    John H. Stapleton
  • faith healing has been common in all stages of the world, has allied itself to all religions.

    The Hearts of Men H. Fielding
  • Beneath all faith healing and kindred phenomena there are three pretty clearly defined bases.

  • In following through the theories of faith healing we may take here either of two lines.

  • Now all this, confused as it is, brings us to the threshold of a distinct advance in mental and faith healing.

  • We find homeopathy, spiritualism, transcendentalism, theological liberalism and faith healing all tied up in one bundle.

  • Most faith healing systems heretofore have depended upon some place, some thing, some healer.

  • Officers said the preachers had been conducting meetings in rural communities and had preached on the subject of faith healing.

    The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • This is the power of faith as illustrated in the various forms of faith healing, from mental science to Eddyism and the rest.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • I am aware that a new work has appeared on faith healing in which it is stated that certain sores may have a nervous origin.

British Dictionary definitions for faith healing

faith healing

treatment of a sick person through the supposed power of religious faith
Derived Forms
faith healer, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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