Faith Healing Archive

Faith healing refers to healing that occurs supernaturally, as the result of prayer rather than the use of medicines or the involvement of physicians or other conventional medical care. Such healings are often referred to as miracles.

The term is best known in connection with Christianity, but is also used in other religions. It is further used in relation to such occult, New Age healing techniques as Reiki.

Some individuals, groups or churches have extremist teachings and practices regarding faith healing — often resulting in needless deaths. Many such instances are related in this news archive.

Research resources on faith healing