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The faith-healers

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Prometheus Books , Buffalo, NY
Spiritual healing -- Controversial literature, Healers -- Controversial liter
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBT732.5 .R36 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination318 p.
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Open LibraryOL21097229M
ISBN 100879753692
LC Control Number87-17241

The Faith Healers by James Randi Mr. James Randi the renowned magician uncovers the fraud behind "faith-healers" and is not too shy to expose them in his classic work. This page book was originally released in and is composed of the following eighteen chapters: 1.

The Origins of Faith-Healing, 2. Faith-Healing in Modern Times, by:   The faith healers described in this book deserve the Randi treatment -- it's clear that the contempt he holds for all of them was well-earned. Does tend to get a little redundant after a few hundred pages, but the sections on investigation are fascinating.

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The Origins of Faith-Healing, 2. Faith-Healing in Modern Times, /5. Buy a cheap copy of The Faith Healers book by The faith-healers book Randi. James Randi, the celebrated magician, has written a damning indictment of the faith-healing practices of the leading televangelists and others who claim divine Free shipping over $Cited by: The Faith Healers examines in depth the reasons for belief in faith healing and the catastrophic results for the victims of these hoaxes.

Included in Randi's book are profiles of a highly profitable "psychic dentist", and the "Vatican-approved wizard."/5(90).

The Faith Healers examines in depth the reasons for belief in faith healing and the catastrophic results for the victims of these hoaxes.

Included in Randi's book are profiles of a highly profitable "psychic dentist", and the "Vatican-approved wizard."/5(5). The Faith Healers examines in depth the reasons for belief in faith healing and the catastrophic results for the victims of these hoaxes.

Included in Randi's book are profiles of a highly profitable "psychic dentist", and the "Vatican-approved wizard."4/5. faith healing, relief or cure of bodily ills through some religious attitude on the part of the sufferer.

In the Jewish and Christian traditions prayers for cures and miracles are usual; thus the apostles developed a ritual of healing (James –16; see also miracle).In The faith-healers book Catholic churches healing has centered about the sacraments of the Eucharist and anointing of the sick and around.

The Faith Healers examines in depth the reasons for belief in faith healing and the catastrophic results for the victims of these hoaxes. Included in Randi's book are profiles of a highly profitable "psychic dentist", and the "Vatican-approved wizard." /5().

It appears that the gift of miraculous healings and raising people from the dead in the New Testament church were intended to be a sign that the Holy Spirit was with them and that this was a God-ordained institution. These healings were a testament to the Living God because there was no New Testament at the time for the church to read.

There. From a scientific perspective, faith healing is unexplained, incomprehensible, and should not work. Yet it does work. The same is true of drug placebo effects, of. Get this from a library. The faith healers.

[James Randi] -- Exposes the pretension and fraud that surrounds the faith healer business, revealing how alleged faith healers prey on the insecurities and vulnerabilities of the people they preach to. The Faith Healers examines in depth the reasons for belief in faith healing and the catastrophic results for the victims of these hoaxes.

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The Faith Healers James Randi, the celebrated magician, has written a damning indictment of the faith-healing practices of the leading televangelists and others who claim divine healing powers.

Randi and his team of researchers attended scores of "miracle services" and often were pronounced "healed" of the nonexistent illnesses they claimed.

Faith Healers and the Bible: What Scripture Really Says offers an informed critique of many of the themes found in faith healers' preaching that documents that much of what they teach is not biblically based—contrary to what they would like their listeners to believe.

The Faith Healers examines in depth the reasons for belief in faith healing and the catastrophic results for the victims of these hoaxes. Included in Randi's book are profiles of a highly profitable "psychic dentist", and the "Vatican-approved wizard." Length: pages /5(68).

The Faith Healers of Randi’s book, however, are cynical con artists. Randi investigated as many of the major grifters he could — Peter Popoff and W.V. Grant have especially large sections — and not only does he expose the tricks these men used to pretend, but he discovers even their faith is fraudulent.

Hardcover. Large octavo. x + pp. Black faux leather boards, lettered in silver on spine. B/w plates and illustrations. Appendix. An indictment against faith healers by this well-known magician and escape artist.

From the collection of Dr. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on the front free endpaper.

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What faith healers teach, however, often goes unchallenged. Faith Healers and the Bible: What Scripture Really Says offers an informed critique of many of the themes found in faith healers' preaching that documents that much of what they teach is not biblically based—contrary to what they would like their listeners to : The question is whether He chooses to do so through those who are called “faith healers.” These individuals typically convince their audiences that God wants them to be well and that through their faith—and usually a financial offering—God will reward their faith by healing them through the power of Jesus.

3. Some are outright fakes. James Randi, a magician, in his book, Faith Healers, documents many of the tactics used to deceive the gullible. Some are as simple as placing staffers in the audience who pretend to be healed.

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W.V. Grant would pull the heel of one shoe out slightly to make it appear that he was lengthening a leg. Faith Healing. Faith Healing – The Need When people are faced with a serious or debilitating illness, they often consider supernatural healing or faith healing as the final option.

Our expectations for divine healing are often placed in a variety of sources which present themselves as the only hope for a miraculous recovery.

The Faith Healers examines in depth the reasons for belief in faith healing and the catastrophic results for the victims of these hoaxes. Included in Randi's book are profiles of a highly profitable "psychic dentist", and the "Vatican-approved wizard."/5(18). The Faith Healers – Wikipedia.

In “The Faith Healers” he ajmes his stories of doing so, particularly on the subject of people who claim to heal sickness through the power of religion. I have grown up seeing a whole new generation of these healers and didn’t know who many of the people Randi writes about are.

The faith-healers Item Preview remove-circle Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on Aug SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages:   In his latest book, The Faith Healers, he has compiled a strong indictment of charlatans who prey upon the gullible.

It is a story of deception and greed on the part of individuals who claim to be doing "God's work." Astonishingly clever tricks used by the most successful of the "healers" are exposed.

The Faith Healers examines in depth the reasons for belief in faith healing and the catastrophic results for the victims of these hoaxes. Included in Randi's book are profiles of a highly profitable "psychic dentist", and the "Vatican-approved wizard." /5(2).

"It is often claimed that faith healing may not work but at least does no harm. In fact, reliance on faith healing can cause serious harm and even death." ↑ Randi, James (). The Faith Healers, Prometheus Books.

ISBN page "Faith-healers take from their subjects any hope of managing on their own. Foreword / Carl Sagan --The Origins of Faith-Healing --Faith-Healing in Modern Times --The Church View --The Financial Aspects --The Mail Operations of Faith-Healers --A.A. Allen and Miracle Valley --Leroy Jenkins and the $, Challenge --W.V.

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Grant and the Eagle's Nest --Peter Popoff and His Wonderful Machine --Oral Roberts and the City of. By William M. London Ernest Angley, one of the televangelists discussed in James Randi’s book The Faith Healers, is the subject of “Falling from Grace?,” a new six-part investigative report by Akron Beacon Journal reporter Bob Dyer.

According to Dyer, the year-old Angley has been accused of: Operating a dangerous cult in which “pregnant women are. The Faith Healers examines in depth the reasons for belief in faith healing and the catastrophic results for the victims of these hoaxes. Included in Randi's book are profiles of a highly profitable.

Faith Healing. Featured Articles. Book Review. Vaccines and Other Life-Saving Gifts from God. Why rejecting modern medicine runs contrary to .Judy Musyoka writes: “Most of these ‘faith healers’ are after money. Some of them start out as men of God and progress to taking money to pray for people to be healed.” Were we not specifically warned of this greed?

– “And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts.