Religion: Healing Ministry (Contd.)

Healing the sick was one of the spectacular achievements of Christ's missionary disciples, but today, ailing Christians are far more inclined to turn for relief to an M.D. than a D.D. More and more clergymen, including the new United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (TIME, June 16), are taking seriously the idea that prayer has something to offer the body as well as the soul. In October 1953, the Church of England appointed a 28-man commission of ministers and medical men "to consider the theological, medical, psychological and pastoral aspects of 'Divine Healing.' " Last week the report was out. Its...

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