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Miracles and the New Psychology: A Study in the Healing Miracles of the New Testament

Nature volume 110, pages 630631 (11 November 1922) | Download Citation



THIS work is concerned with a comparison between the healing miracles described in the New Testament and the case records of modern psychotherapy chiefly drawn from war practice. A brief description of modern psychotherapeutic measures is given, but the complexity and difficulty of the subject almost necessarily makes such a sketch confusing to the uninitiated reader. The sources of the New Testament narratives are examined and the inexactitude of observation is commented upon, especially in the fourth gospel. The current superstitions anent the relationship of sin and disease and demonology are noticed as likely to colour and detract still further from the trustworthiness of the descriptions.

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