The Faith Healers

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Prometheus Books, 1987 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 314 pages
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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. They viewed first-hand the tragedies resulting from the wide-spread belief that faith healing can cure every conceivable disease. The ministries, they discovered, were rife with deception, chicanery, and often outright fraud.

Self-annointed ministers of God convince the gullible that they have been healed - and that they should pay for the service. 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."

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User Review  - David Ward - Goodreads

The Faith Healers by James Randi. (Prometheus Books 1989)(615.852). The magician James Randi has made it his mission to expose fraud in the world of religion and “faith healing” when a preacher/healer ... Read full review

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User Review  - Colin Loh - Goodreads

Very important book for any of us who have come into contact with Faith Healers. They're quite possibly the worst of psychopathic cheaters and liars, and the pain and suffering they cause is ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
1
Introduction
3
The Origins of FaithHealing
13
FaithHealing in Modern Times
31
The Church View
47
The Financial Aspects
61
The Mail Operations of FaithHealers
75
A A Allen and Miracle Valley
83
A Word of Knowledge from Pat Robertson
197
The Psychic Dentist and an Unamazing Grace
207
VaticanApproved Wizard
217
The Lesser Lights
227
Practical Limitations of Medical Science
245
Where Is the Evidence?
255
Legal Aspects
293
Amen
301

Leroy Jenkins and the 100000 Challenge
89
W V Grant and the Eagles Nest
99
Peter Popoff and His Wonderful Machine
139
Oral Roberts and the City of Faith
183
Bibliography
307
Appendix
309
Copyright

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