faith healing


faith healing

noun

: a way of treating diseases by using prayer and religious faith

Full Definition of FAITH HEALING

:  a method of treating diseases by prayer and exercise of faith in God
faith healer noun

First Known Use of FAITH HEALING

1885

faith healing

noun \ˈfāth-ˌhē-liŋ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FAITH HEALING

: a method of treating diseases by prayer and exercise of faith in God
faith healer noun

faith healing

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Curing of an illness or disability by recourse to divine power, without the use of traditional medicine. A healer such as a clergy member or an inspired layperson may act as intermediary. Certain places, such as the grotto at Lourdes, France, are believed to effect cures among believers. In ancient Greece, temples honoring the god of medicine, Asclepius, were built near springs with healing waters. In Christianity, support for faith healing is based on the miraculous cures wrought by Jesus during his ministry. Christian Science is noted for faith healing, and it is also practiced in a more dramatic way in Pentecostalism through such customs as the laying on of hands.

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