Santa Clara University
There has been a great deal of interest in the relationship between religious faith and health for thousands of years. Regardless of religious tradition, many have sought religious guidance and spiritual support to help prevent, recover from, or cope with both mental and physical health problems. In fact, it was the healing miracles of Jesus that resulted in so much commotion during the early part of his ministry. "The blind see, the deaf hear, the lame walk…" clearly highlights the relationship between faith and health.
Plante, T.G. (2001). "Faith and health: What do we know?" Explore: A Quarterly Examination of Catholic Identity and Ignatian Character in Jesuit Higher Education, 5, 28-31.