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The Foxfire Book - "Faith Healing" Summary & Analysis

Eliot Wigginton
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"Faith Healing" Summary

The article begins by clarifying that the information presented is not biased, in that the authors claim to neither believe nor disbelieve in faith healing. Faith healers are described as individuals believing they have the ability to heal others through the power of God. There are generally three skills possessed by faith healers: burn healing, thrush curing, and the stopping of any bleeding not of natural causes. Essential to all healers is a specific Biblical verse for each ailment, known only to the healers and never uttered aloud. Healers, according to legend, can only teach two members of the opposite sex the gift of healing.

Lester Norton next describes his own experiences with family members who were healers. His Aunt Korn was a burn healer, and his Uncle Teague was a blood stopper. Norton tells of a logger who cuts his...

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