healing effected through prayer or religious faith; divine healing.
a method employing faith or prayer in the hope of receiving such healing.
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Origin of faith healing
First recorded in 1880–85
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Historical Examples of faith-healer
treatment of a sick person through the supposed power of religious faith
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The power which a man's imagination has over his body to heal it or make it sick is a force which none of us is born without. The first man had it, the last one will possess it. If left to himself, a man is most likely to use only the mischievous half of the force--the half which invents imaginary ailments for him and cultivates them; and if he is one of those very wise people, he is quite likely to scoff at the beneficent half of the force and deny its existence. [Mark Twain, "Christian Science," 1907]
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