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- DescriptionJames 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 prounced healed of the nexistent 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-aninted 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.
- Author BiographyJames Randi is a Canadian-American stage magician and scientific skeptic best known as a challenger of paranormal claims and pseudoscience. Randi is the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF). He began his career as a magician, as The Amazing Randi, but after retiring at age 60, he began investigating paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims. Although often referred to as a debunker, Randi rejects that title owing to its perceived bias, instead describing himself as an investigator. He has written about the paranormal, skepticism, and the history of magic, and has published many books including Flim-Flam!, The Truth about Uri Geller, The Faith Healers, and The Mask of Nostradamus. He was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and was occasionally featured on the television program Penn & Teller: Bullshit!.
- Author(s)James Randi
- PublisherPrometheus Books UK
- Date of Publication01/05/1989
- SubjectAlternative Therapies & Health
- Place of PublicationAmherst
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrometheus Books UK
- Out-of-print date25/08/2014
- Content Notefacsimiles, portraits
- Weight499 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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