The American divine healing movement was born and nourished during a period in which the nation wrenched its soul over the moral evil of slavery. The birth arid nourishment of the movement was also during a time when the spiritual stabilities of life were being tampered with by the forces of modern science and biblical criticism. With a vigorous expectation on the part of the people, this new manifestation of the supernatural began.
Chappell, Paul G.
"Origins of the Divine Healing Movement in America,"
Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalshowcase.oru.edu/spiritus/vol1/iss1/3