Journal of Communication & Religion
Communication, Psychology, and Sociology are three leading academic disciplines engaged in the social scientific study of prayer, the spiritual communication between a believer(s) and God, but rarely do these disciplines collaborate in interdisciplinary prayer scholarship. Possibilities for interdisciplinary prayer research in a health context are explored through a review of the literature and academic interviews. Interdisciplinary linkages in the prayer-health context are organized in an integral "all-quadrant" theoretical model, and an assessment of the viability of interdisciplinary prayer-health research is considered.
Original Publication Citation
Baesler, E. J. (2008). Exploring interdisciplinary prayer research in a health context. Journal of Communication & Religion, 31(1), 24-53.
Baesler, E. James, "Exploring Interdisciplinary Prayer Research in a Health Context" (2008). Communication & Theatre Arts Faculty Publications. 6.