The Faith Healers

Author: James Randi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879755355

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 318

View: 685


Looks at the history of faith healers, describes tricks used to convince people of their paranormal abilities, and explains how many leading television evangelists victimize their believers

The Faith Healers

Author: James Randi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879753696

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 314

View: 2101


Looks at the history of faith healers, describes tricks used to convince people of their paranormal ablities, and explains how many leading television evangelists victimize their believers

Faith Healers in the Philippines

Author: Gert Chesi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Healers

Page: 255

View: 3794


Good,No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact, Slight Shelfwear,may have the corners slightly dented, may have slight color changes/slightly damaged spine.

Faith Healers and the Bible: What Scripture Really Says

What Scripture Really Says

Author: Stephen J. Pullum

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440832145

Category: Religion

Page: 209

View: 6357


An insightful read for anyone who is interested in religion, this book offers fresh, biblical insight into the preaching of faith healing from a Christian perspective. • Explains how faith healers have persuaded thousands of followers over more than a century's time • Clearly differentiates between miraculous healing versus the providential • Demystifies the call of God from a Biblical perspective and provides insight into the work of the Holy Spirit • Explains why demons do not possess people today • Critiques the gospel of health and wealth and offers insight into correct Biblical exegesis

Faith Healer

A Drama

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573608797

Category: Irish drama

Page: 65

View: 1264


In this darkly lyrical tale of a traveling faith healer roaming through Scotland and Wales with his wife and his manager, the author has created a metaphorical portrait of the artist as both creator and destroyer. The Broadway production starred James Mason.--From publisher description.

Hands of Faith

Author: Otavia Alves Pimentel Barbosa,Bradford Keeney

Publisher: Leete's Island Books

ISBN: 9780918172389

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 142

View: 4044


Titles from separate title pages; works issued back-to-back and inverted.

Faith Cure

Divine Healing in the Holiness and Pentecostal Movements

Author: Nancy A. Hardesty

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801046490

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 9779


Holiness denominations at the turn of the twentieth century were characterized by three teachings: sanctification, divine healing, and dispensational views of the second coming. Faith Cure explores the divine healing movement between 1870 and 1920, examining its practitioners, its cultural milieu, its biblical and theological foundations, and its results. Hardesty concludes with a discussion of spiritual healing today and its connection with the broader cultural search for alternative medicines.

The Faith Factor

Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer

Author: Dale A. Matthews,Connie Clark

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440621454

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 8765


Drawing from the latest scientific research, as well as numerous illustrative case studies, The Faith Factor offers convincing proof that religious practices can and do enhance the healing powers of medicine. And nationally renowned physician Dale A. Matthews offers a program any patient can follow to incorporate faith into their own healing. Dr. Matthews points out that encouraging an integration of religious beliefs and practices in medical settings can have important benefits for the entire medical community?from patients and doctors to national health policy makers. He shows how the national trend toward rediscovering religious values has led many patients to use prayer in conjunction with conventional treatment, and that the results have already confirmed that faith and religious practice can be valuable medicine. Finally, Dr. Matthews helps readers explore the connection between faith and medicine in their own lives through methods of prayer, community worship, and study of Scripture.

Other healers

unorthodox medicine in America

Author: Norman Gevitz

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 302

View: 8521


Sixty million Americans have relied at some point in their lives on osteopaths, chiropractors, folk or religious healers, naturopaths, homeopaths, and acupuncturists; millions more employ alternative psychological systems, unorthodox diet and fitness programs, and a range of self-help treatments. Yet until recently, most historians and social scientists of medicine have assumed that unorthodox movements were of comparatively minor significance in the study of medicine and society. In "Other Healers" Norman Gevitz and eight other authors explore the most significant alternatives to orthodox medicine to have gained a place in American society from the early 19th century to the present. Neither advocating nor debunking these alternatives, they explore phenomena that range from Thomsonism, the early botanical system that was progenitor of the first native American sects,to the faith-healing of contemporary pentecostals and charasmatics; from the Water Cure Movement, which provided important support for the efforts of early feminist reformers, to osteopathy, whose practitioners are now licensed to offer the same range of services as M.D.'s.

Fundamentals of the Faith Teacher's Guide

13 Lessons to Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ

Author: Grace Community Church

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575673233

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 7422


This is the teachers guide edition to this great study of the fundamental beliefs of the Christian faith. With topics ranging from “God: His Character and Attributes” to “The Church: Fellowship and Worship,” this study is ideal to disciple new believers or to realize afresh what it means to believe in Jesus. The teachers guide contains all the answers to the 13 lessons taught in the accompanying students edition along with excellent teaching notes to prepare the leader to guide the group.

When Prayer Fails

Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Author: Shawn Francis Peters

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019530635X

Category: Law

Page: 262

View: 9281


'When Prayer Fails' examines the web of legal and ethical questions that arise when criminal prosecutions are mounted against parents whose children die as a result of religion-based medical neglect. It explores efforts to balance judicial protections for the religious liberty of faith-healers against the rights of children.

The faith healer

deliverance evangelism in North America

Author: Eve Simson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 223

View: 1781


The Faith Doctor

A Story of New York

Author: Edward Eggleston

Publisher: Irvington Pub


Category: Fiction

Page: 426

View: 9831


This is the tale of the rise and fall of a gullible young woman who comes under the tutelage of a "quack," a practitioner of faith healing. Phillida firmly believes that she has the gift of healing and the reader finds herself wanting to warn her that she is about to unwittingly harm herself and others. The polemic against this form of medical charlatanism is only thinly veiled in the "art" of the romance form in which it is written. The plot itself is much less intriguing than the cast of characters Eggleston creates to expose the methods of late nineteenth century spiritual mesmerism as a means of public exploitation.

Psychic Surgery and Faith Healing

An Exploration of Multi-Dimensional Realities, Indigenous Healing, and Medical Miracles in the Philippine Lowlands

Author: Jessica Bryan

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578634415

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 6056


A journalistic quest that begins with the couldn't-be-more-personal experience of her own psychic surgery, Bryan takes the reader from The Faith in God Spiritual Church outside Reno, Nevada to the Pangasinan Province of the Philippines Island of Luzon, famous for its healers who perform surgery without cutting open the body - bare-handed surgery, where no anesthesia is used, and there is no pain, scars, or infection. Even as quantum physicists close in on a scientific description of how it works, Bryan asks: "Is psychic healing a miracle of God or a trickery of fake blood and cotton balls perpetrated by charlatans?" She goes on to explore how it might well be both. This is an open, honest, in-depth look at the multiple, often contradictory realities of faith healing and the ripples it casts into the realms of physics, metaphysics, spirituality, and higher consciousness. Into this heartfelt first person account of a life-changing journey from patient to student to sometimes teacher, Bryan weaves a parallel narrative full of historical detail and cultural perspective on telekinesis, the magnetic force of cells, trance mediums, miracles, the placebo effect, and the power of expectation, as well as minor and major deities on the order of John of God, Franz Mesmer, Emanuel Swedenborg, Albert Einstein, and Shirley MacLaine.

Behind the Scenes

The True Face of the Fake Faith Healers

Author: Yves Brault

Publisher: Firstpublish.Incorporated

ISBN: 9781929925186

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 838


Routledge Handbook of Psychiatry in Asia

Author: Dinesh Bhugra,Samson Tse,Roger Ng,Nori Takei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134651724

Category: Medical

Page: 324

View: 1146


Geographically and demographically Asia is a huge region with a large number of societies and cultures, each affected by their own unique problems including over-population, major natural disasters, poverty and changing social and economic factors. Inevitably this means that different mental health needs have developed across the region. Colonialism, globalization, industrialization and urbanization have brought major demographic and cultural shifts in the region but clinical mental health practices and services and societal attitudes to mental health issues vary enormously. This handbook surveys the state of the current psychiatric care field across the whole Asia-Pacific region. Focusing on individual countries, each chapter will include: A summary of factors affecting the practice and provision of psychiatric care, including cultural attitudes to mental health issues Coverage of the conceptualisation, causation and prevalence of mental health issues in society An overview of mental health care services and systems available and workforce training Coverage of country specific innovative practices and folk therapies As the first major reference work on psychiatric care in Asia this book is an essential resource for scholars and students researching mental health in Asia as well as psychiatrists and other mental health professionals working in the region.

The Virgin of El Barrio

Marian Apparitions, Catholic Evangelizing, and Mexican American Activism

Author: Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814758800

Category: Religion

Page: 291

View: 3120


In 1998, a Mexican American woman named Estela Ruiz began seeing visions of the Virgin Mary in south Phoenix. The apparitions and messages spurred the creation of Mary’s Ministries, a Catholic evangelizing group, and its sister organization, ESPIRITU, which focuses on community-based initiatives and social justice for Latinos/as. Based on ten years of participant observation and in-depth interviews, The Virgin of El Barrio traces the spiritual transformation of Ruiz, the development of the community that has sprung up around her, and the international expansion of their message. Their organizations blend popular and official Catholicism as well as evangelical Protestant styles of praise and worship, shedding light on Catholic responses to the tensions between popular and official piety and the needs of Mexican Americans.