The Link between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith FactorBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7344.1043/a (Published 27 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1043
- Michael Saunders, consultant neurologist and assistant priest
- Masham and Healey, North Yorkshire
The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord (Job 1.21 RSV)—that was a common enough epitaph on 19th century gravestones, particularly if the deceased was a child. Religious faith was a means of coping with the tragedies that beset humanity.
Psychoneuroimmunology may appear to be a world away from religious faith, but this book sees …