Keywords

mental health, religious belief, religious coping, religious involvement, mental health literature

Abstract

In the recent Tim Burton film Big Fish, Albert Finney's yarn-spinning character comments that wild parrots in the Congo will discuss most anything: politics, fashion, literature … but not religion. “Why not religion?” his son queries. “Because it's rude!” snaps the father, “you never know who you might offend.”

Original Publication Citation

Marks, L. D. (2006). Mental health, religious belief, and “the terrifying question.” Journal of Child and Family Studies, 15, 133-139.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2006-04-28

Publisher

Journal of Child and Family Studies

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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