The Religion-Health Connection: Evidence, Theory, and Future Directions

  title={The Religion-Health Connection: Evidence, Theory, and Future Directions},
  author={Christopher G. Ellison and Jeffrey S. Levin},
  journal={Health Education \& Behavior},
  pages={700 - 720}
The volume and quality of research on what we term the religion-health connection have increased markedly in recent years. This interest in the complex relationships between religion and mental and physical health is being fueled by energetic and innovative research programs in several fields, including sociology, psychology, health behavior and health education, psychiatry, gerontology, and social epidemiology. This article has three main objectives: (1) to briefly review the medical and… 
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