- 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
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Examples from the Web for faith healing
But this faith-healing would be dangerous ground with Millard.
She did not feel proud of her gift of faith-healing; hardly was she grateful for it.
If her faith-healing were only a matter of her own suffering she need not hesitate; she would take the cross with all her heart.
Had she wholly renounced her faith-healing, or was she only opposed to the Christian Science imposture?
I sometimes think it is the opposite of Faith-healing with him—George believes himself into his colds.The Celebrity at Home
- treatment of a sick person through the supposed power of religious faith
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