faith healing

noun

Definition of faith healing

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

Other Words from faith healing

faith healer noun

Examples of faith healing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pentecostalism, a charismatic movement, often features practices like speaking in tongues and faith healing. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 Pentecostalism is a tradition originating in the U.S. which emphasizes direct contact with the Holy Spirit through highly physical forms of worship such as speaking in tongues and faith healing. Samantha Pearson, WSJ, 11 Jan. 2022 Nobody was willing, or perhaps able, to discuss these and projected them onto smaller and more manageable psychic dramas of faith healing and witchcraft, the inexplicable and the supernatural. Richard J. Evans, The New Republic, 1 Dec. 2021 Her father’s family were farmers and pipeline workers in Texas, and her grandparents—Pentecostalists who embraced faith healing and speaking in tongues—were lifted out of extreme poverty by the military. Gideon Lewis-kraus, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2021 Their church preached faith healing, and going to the doctor was forbidden. Elle Reeve, Samantha Guff And Lacey Russell, CNN, 28 May 2021 At a time when veterinary care was still primitive, others promoted more dubious remedies: gin and ginger, tinctures of arsenic and even a bit of faith healing. Ernest Freeberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Dec. 2020 At a time when veterinary care was still primitive, others promoted more dubious remedies: gin and ginger, tinctures of arsenic and even a bit of faith healing. Ernest Freeberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Dec. 2020 At a time when veterinary care was still primitive, others promoted more dubious remedies: gin and ginger, tinctures of arsenic and even a bit of faith healing. Ernest Freeberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Dec. 2020 See More

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Faith healing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faith%20healing. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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faith healing

noun
\ ˈfāth-ˌhē-liŋ How to pronounce faith healing (audio) \

Medical Definition of faith healing

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

Other Words from faith healing

faith healer noun

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