References for "Epidemiology of Religion"

Vic Stenger
For "Reality Check"
Skeptical Briefs, September, 2001

Sloan, Richard P. 2000. "Religion, Spirituality & Medicine." Freethought Today 17(2):10-12.

Matthews, Dale A.. Michael E. McCullough,David B. Larson, Harold G. Koenig, James P. Swyers, Mary Greenwold Milano 1998. "Religious Commitment and Health Status: A Review of the Research and Implications for Family Medicine." Archives of Family Medicine 7:118-124.

Koenig, Harold G. 1999. The Healing Power of Faith: Science Explores Medicine's Last Great Frontier. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Sloan, R.P., E. Bagiella, and T. Powell 1999. "Religion, Spirituality, and Medicine." Lancet 353 (9153):664-7.

Gundersen, Linda 2000. "Faith and Healing." Annals of Internal Medicine 132(2): 169-72.

Comstock G.W., Partidge K.B. 1972. "Church Attendance and Health. Journal of Chronic Disease 225: 665-72.

Comstock G.W., Tonascia J.A. 1977. "Education and Mortality in Washington County,Maryland. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 18: 54-61.

Danner, Deborah D., David A. Snowdon, and Wallace V. Friesen 2001. "Positive Emotions in Early Life and Longevity: Findings from the Nun Study." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 80(5):804-813.

Courcey, Kevin 1999. "Religiosity and Health." The Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine. 3(2):70-6.

Koenig, Harold G., Linda K. George, Keith G. Meador, Dan G. Blazer., Peter Dyck 1994. "Religious Affiliation and Psychiatric Disorder Among Protestant Bay Boomers." Hosp Community Psychiatry 45(6):586-96.

Koenig, Harold G. et al. 1992. "Religious Affiliation and Major Depression." Hospital and Community Psychiatry 43(12):1204.

Hood, R.W. 1978. "The Usefulness of the Indiscriminately Pro and Anti Categories of Religious Orientation." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 17:419-31.

Ross. C.E. 1990. "Religion and Psychological Distress." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 29:236-45.