Religion: Doctors Favored

Faith-healing was debated at Lambeth Conference, 1920. The Archbishop of Canterbury appointed their Lordships the Bishops of Oxford, Liverpool, St. Albans and Southwark to investigate. Their Lordships have now reported. They say that "no sick person must look to a clergyman to do what it is a physician's or surgeon's duty to do." They add that it is the Church's duty to assist doctors to combat disease in God's name. "The physician is conscious that he is working with a mysterious partner inherent in life which we call vis medicatrix naturae, or the...

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