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Realized Religion: Research on the Relationship Between Religion and Health

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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 ...

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Overview

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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890151539
  • Publisher: Templeton Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Theodore J. Chamberlain is associate professor of counseling psychology and vice president for student development at Eastern College, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Dr. Chamberlain was the founding director and chair of the graduate program in counseling psychology at Eastern College.

Dr. Christopher A. Hall is associate professor of biblical and theological studies at Eastern College in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hall is author of a number of books, including Studying Theology with the Church Fathers, and senior editor for Christianity Today.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: Realized Religion Defined 3
Part 1 The Relationship of Realized Religion to Prayer and Healing
1 The Role of Prayer in Health and Healing 29
Bibliography 57
2 Faith Healing 66
Bibliography 75
Part 2 The Relationship of Realized Religion to Well-Being
3 Mental Health 83
Bibliography 101
4 Life Satisfaction 118
Bibliography 138
5 Mental Disorders 142
6 Marital Satisfaction 158
Bibliography 166
7 Suicide 169
Bibliography 188
8 Alcohol Use and Abuse 189
Bibliography 198
Part 3 The Relationship of Realized Religion to Future Research
9 The Need for Religious Values in Empirical Research 205
10 Christianity: A Model of Realized Religion's Relationship to Health 217
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