Describe the proximal and distal influences that might explain decreased
Read “Religious Involvement and Adult Mortality in the United States: Review and Perspective” by Hummer, et al., 2004, located in the Reading & Study folder in Module/Week 4. Discuss the following points in your thread. Review the Discussion Board Instructions before posting your thread.
What do the authors’ say? Summarize the findings of this review article as they pertain to religious attendance and mortality.
What do you say? Describe the proximal and distal influences that might explain decreased mortality with increased religious activity?
What do you say? Do the findings hold equally true for public vs. private religious activity? Suggest reasons to explain why this may or may not be true.
What does God say? Offer biblical insight that may be applicable to the relationship between spirituality and health or longevity.