Realized Religion: Research on the Relationship Between Religion and Health

Realized Religion: Research on the Relationship Between Religion and Health

by Theodore J. Chamberlain, Christopher A. Hall
     
 

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Realized Religion includes research that investigates the impact of spirituality in health and healing, faith healing, religion and mental health, religion and life satisfaction, religion and mental disorders, religion and martial satisfaction, the effect of religion on suicide, and the effect of religion on alcohol use and abuse. This book documents over

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Realized Religion includes research that investigates the impact of spirituality in health and healing, faith healing, religion and mental health, religion and life satisfaction, religion and mental disorders, religion and martial satisfaction, the effect of religion on suicide, and the effect of religion on alcohol use and abuse. This book documents over 300 scientific studies published by reputable scientific journals demonstrating that religion has an ameliorating effect on the survival rate of surgical patients, on depression and anxiety, on suicide rates, and on promotion of a healthy lifestyle.

Realized Religion presents useful and helpful information to researchers and scholars who seek to understand the subtle connection between healing and spirituality. It will be an invaluable resource for libraries and others interested in the emerging field of spirituality and healing.

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Religion is traditionally seen as opposed to and separate from science. This "bibliography" (so-called because each chapter includes a lengthy list of sources) asserts that religion can have a powerful effect in medicine. In the authors' view, realized religion is religion which has been brought into concrete existence, as can be seen by its many healing properties in marital satisfaction, reduced addiction, suicide, and on the believer's overall health. Chamberlain (counseling psychology) and Hall (biblical and theological studies) both teach at Eastern College, St Davids, Pennsylvania; Hall is the senior editor for . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890151539
Publisher:
Templeton Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Harold G. Koenig
Realized Religion includes research that investigates the impact of spirituality in health and healing, faith healing, religion and mental health, religion and life satisfaction, religion and mental disorders, religion and martial satisfaction, the effect of religion on suicide, and the effect of religion on alcohol use and abuse. This book documents over 300 scientific studies published by reputable scientific journals demonstrating that religion has an ameliorating effect on the survival rate of surgical patients, on depression and anxiety, on suicide rates, and on promotion of a healthy lifestyle.

Realized Religion presents useful and helpful information to researchers and scholars who seek to understand the subtle connection between healing and spirituality. It will be an invaluable resource for libraries and others interested in the emerging field of spirituality and healing.

“The level of scholarship in Realized Religion is top quality, both in the scope of the review and the interpretation of the results. The review of the literature is comprehensive, and the writing style is easy to follow. Realized Religion is a scholarly book that does not claim to know the answers, and presents the known facts in an even-handed manner. This book will stimulate thinking about and research on the topic of religion and mental health—thus potentially increasing scientific research. The theological reflections in the final chapter are unique and it beautifully integrates New Testament theology with the research findings.
—(Harold G. Koenig, M.D., author of The Healing Power of Faith)

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