- Hardcover: 203 pages
- Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.; 1st edition (August 25, 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060664843
- ISBN-13: 978-0060664848
- Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.4 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Spiritual healing in a scientific age Hardcover – August 25, 1987
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The spiritual healing which Peel describes is not an alternative "medical" approach to healing. It is a path apart. His work disabuses the reader of the materialistic worldview of medicine by first describing a healing of cancer through prayer which was witnessed and participated in by a medical doctor who conducted a prayer group in St Louis. This healing appears on p.17, concluding simply that the change of state, from matter to energy, should have resulted in a nuclear event (the disappearance of 38 pounds of tumor overnight!) sufficent to level a small city, according to modern physics. Of course, materialists would say: "Impossible!" And here I will quote Richard Feynman's definition of science as "the belief in the ignorance of authority." Mary Baker Eddy wrote: "Impossibilities never occur." The event is well documented, as are all of the many healings attested to in this book.Read more ›
Many testimonies including his own personal family's add to the authenticity of his writing.
Well worth the read.
The human spirit is larger than the specialized activities of humans. Today followers of scientific and religious orthodoxy are scandalized by spiritual healing. There is a tendancy to write off spiritual healing as a product of suggestion or the placebo effect. It is thought the diseases healed are psychosomatic or hysterical.
Sometimes the words used are anecdotal evidence. This puts the issue into some sort of pejorative category. Christian Science healing is one way of worshipping God. Peel claims emotional coercion is contrary to Christian Science ethics. (Critics of Christian Science would not support such an assertion.)
Many individual cases are considered in the latter half of the book where selected testimonies of healing are set forth in considerable detail. Peel makes his points with much persuasive force.
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For those who do not believe healing happens, read this.Published 18 months ago by Christy A. Forkenbrock
Excellent book. Has some healings in it that are so wonderful
that one weeps for joy. Wow! Very intelligently explained.
Harvard grad, historian, scholar, and experienced Christian Scientist, Robert Peel is a brilliant writer whose immaculate research, honesty, wit, lack of bias, and thorough... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Gwendolyn
The contrast between the power of God and the attempts of human ways makes it so clear that God is completely reliable! (an understatement!)Published on November 20, 2013 by Sun~Rose
Very clear account of spiritual healing through Christian Science as a denomination but there was little discussion in relation to science.Published on September 23, 2013 by Re John S. Loxton