Abstract

A survey questionnaire was sent to 254 churches in the United States. An analysis of the answers of those giving a positive reply indicates that a great apostasy has taken place regarding the true Christian fast. Only a few small, independent churches seem to even approach Christ's ordained fast.

It is claimed that great health benefits arise from wise periodic fasting. A physiological section analyzes the effects of fasting.

A historical section presents the most important teachings and happenings of Gandhi, early reformers and practioneers, native races of America, U.S. presidents and state governments, early Christian history, and all large world religions.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine

Rights

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Date Submitted

1960

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm378

Keywords

Jesus Christ, Teachings, Fasting, History of doctrines