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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Bulletin for the Study of Religion
Page(s) 6 - 8
Title of proceedings Bulletin for the Study of Religion
DOI 10.1558/bsor.30967


Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become a central research field in the social sciences as well as religious studies. The scholarly interest often focuses on the relatedness of medicine and religion and many scholars implicitly define and categorize CAM as religious. This paper, however, seeks to discuss the methodological problems that come along with the categorization of CAM as religious.