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The Medicine of Religion

  • William Grassie

Abstract

The study of the relationship between religion, spirituality, and health is now an important field of medical research and a growing area of public interest. The challenges of conducting rigorous scientific investigation in this area provide an interesting case study in the complexity of the phenomena and the problems inherent in the sciences thereof. Here again, we will see the utility of taking a nonreductive functionalist approach to the new sciences of religion.

Keywords

Placebo Effect Placebo Response Spiritual Belief Daily Spiritual Experience Hatha Yoga 
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