The Spiritual Life; Studies In The Science Of Religion

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byGeorge Albert Coe

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV A Study of Divine Healing That religion has some relation to health is clear from almost every page of the history of religions. It is manifest, likewise, in contemporary religious phenomena. We need not go back to the time when as yet the distinction and consequent division of labor between religion and theology on the one side and the sciences and arts on the other were unknown .--when the medicine man was at once healer, miracle worker, wise man, and revealer of the will of the divinities; for our own most enlightened communities furnish examples of considerable groups of men and women to whom religion itself means health of body as well as of soul. Nay, there are those among us to whom the indwelling of the divine Being seems to imply such inspiration and power of execution as practically to dispense with laborious study in the acquisition of the fine arts, at least the art of music. Even within the two great branches of historical Christianity, the Catholic and the Protestant, there lives and even flourishes a belief in the efficacy of faith, of relics, or of the intercession of saints. Every one of these groups, too--Christian Scientists, faith healers, and adorers of relics--is ready to have its belief judged by the fruits of it in the actual restoration of the sick to health. If there ever was a day when the evidence thus offered could properly be put aside with a sneer at human credulity, that day has gone. These things are not done in a corner. On every hand we are invited to come and see; and any disposition that may be shown to ignore the facts thus open to observation, while at the same time wholly condemning the beliefs in the name of which they are wrought, justly leads to a charge of prejudice and lack of scientific method. In fact, the evidence of m...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV A Study of Divine Healing That religion has some relation to health is clear from almost every page of the history of religions. It is manifest...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217397964

ISBN - 13:9780217397964

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