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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The man who exposed Uri Geller turns his attention to the vast commercial enterprise of faith healing. Exposing many of the tricks used by faith healers to bilk victims out of their money is the main ... Read full review

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Acknowledgments
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Introduction
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The Origins of FaithHealing
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