Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 149–159 | Cite as

Near-death experiences and religion: A further investigation

  • Steven A. McLaughlin
  • H. Newton Malony


The relationship between religion and near-death experiencers (NDEs) was examined by interviewing 40 near-death experiences who were given a series of instruments to measure religious orientation and religious change. No relationship was found between religious orientation prior to the NDE and the depth of the NDE. However, a significant correlation was found between the depth of the NDE and a subsequent increase both in the importance of religion and in religious activity. Various theoretical explanations of NDEs were examined to account for these findings.


Subsequent Increase Theoretical Explanation Religious Activity Religious Orientation Religious Change 
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  • Steven A. McLaughlin
  • H. Newton Malony

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