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Peculiar People

Peculiar People, a religious sect founded in London in 1838, and also known by the name of Faith-Healers. Their distinguishing feature is the following literally the apostolic injunction (James v. 14) in case of disease, and anointing the patients with oil, and praying over them, as a means of cure, in the place of calling in skilled medical assistance. The sect is not numerous.