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Chibnall and colleagues1 are to be congratulated for many points made and supported in their recent commentary concerning research on distant intercessory prayer. The lack of a comprehensive model, the explanatory relevance concerns, and the testability issues are all notable. However, I am concerned about their comments and implications in 2 areas, (1) syncretism and (2) encouragement of future research.
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