Chapter One: Science, Religion, and Health
In February 1996, I chaired a symposium on "Social and Religious Factors Affecting Health" at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A professor from a prestigious university approached me during a coffee break at the Baltimore conference room.
"Doctor Koenig, how did someone with your background ever become interested in religion?" he asked.
"That's a tough question," I replied.
After all, I'm a physician who has spent years mastering several complex specialties. The Association is widely viewed as the world's most prominent science...