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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

faith′ heal`ing(n.)

  1. the use of religious faith or prayer to bring about healing.

    Category: Holistic Medicine and Spiritualism

  2. healing believed to have been brought about by this.

    Category: Holistic Medicine and Spiritualism

Origin of faith healing:

1880–85

faith′ heal`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. faith healing, faith cure(noun)

    care provided through prayer and faith in God

Freebase

  1. Faith healing

    Faith healing is healing through spiritual means. Believers assert that the healing of a person can be brought about by religious faith through prayer and/or rituals that, according to adherents, stimulate a divine presence and power toward correcting disease and disability. Belief in divine intervention in illness or healing is related to religious belief. In common usage, faith healing refers to notably overt and ritualistic practices of communal prayer and gestures that are claimed to solicit divine intervention in initiating spiritual and literal healing. Claims that prayer, divine intervention, or the ministrations of an individual healer can cure illness have been popular throughout history. Miraculous recoveries have been attributed to many techniques commonly lumped together as "faith healing". It can involve prayer, a visit to a religious shrine, or simply a strong belief in a supreme being. The term is best known in connection with Christianity. Some people interpret the Bible, especially the New Testament, as teaching belief in, and practice of, faith healing. There have been claims that faith can cure blindness, deafness, cancer, AIDS, developmental disorders, anemia, arthritis, corns, defective speech, multiple sclerosis, skin rashes, total body paralysis, and various injuries.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Faith Healing

    The use of faith and spirit to cure disease.

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