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Toward a sociological theory of religion and health

Author: Anthony J Blasi
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Religion and the social order, v. 19.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Driven by funding agencies, empirical research in the social scientific study of health and medicine has grown in quantity and developed in quality. When it became evident, in what is now a tradition of inquiry, that people 's religious activities had significant health consequences, a portion of that body of work began to focus more frequently on the relationship between health and religion. The field has reached a  Read more...
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Toward a sociological theory of religion and health.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
(DLC) 2011009686
(OCoLC)709890422
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J Blasi
ISBN: 9789004210844 9004210849 1283161710 9781283161718
OCLC Number: 741615145
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 276 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : sociological theory on religion and health / Anthony J. Blasi --
Religion and mental health : through the lens of the stress process / Christopher G. Ellison and Andrea K. Henderson --
The role of divine beliefs in stress processes / Scott Schieman and Alex Bierman --
Transcendent experience and health : concepts, cases, and sociological themes / Jeff Levin --
Does religion protest against psychological distress among chronically ill and poor women? / Barbara Kilbourne, Sherry Cummings, and Robert S. Levine --
Religion and health in Japan : past research, new findings, and future directions / Michael K. Roemer --
Religion and mental health in China / Eric Y. Liu --
Religious involvement and Latino immigrant health / Ephraim Shapiro --
Stress, religious-based coping, and physical health / Neal Krause --
Religious involvement and religious struggles / Terence D. Hill and Ryon J. Cobb --
The recondite religious life of health / Anthony J. Blasi.
Series Title: Religion and the social order, v. 19.
Responsibility: edited by Anthony J. Blasi.

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This book seeks to involve recognized researchers in the social scientific study of health, medicine and religion, which has burgeoned across the past twenty years, toward more general theoretical  Read more...

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