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Psychosis or Mystical Religious Experience?


Psychosis or Mystical Religious Experience?

A New Paradigm Grounded in Psychology and Reformed Theology

von: Susan L. DeHoff

95,19 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 13.02.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319682617
Sprache: englisch

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This book presents a new paradigm for distinguishing psychotic and mystical religious experiences. In order to explore how Presbyterian pastors differentiate such events, Susan L. DeHoff draws from Reformed theology, psychological theory, and robust qualitative research. Following a conversation among multidisciplinary voices, she presents a new paradigm considering the similarities, differences, and possible overlap of psychotic and mystical religious experiences.
1. Mystical Religious Experience and Psychosis: Contours of the Problem 2. Reformed Theology: Historical Perspectives on Mystical Experience 3. Psychoanalytic Views of Mystical Religious Experience 4. Post-Freudian Psychological Theories 5. Research: Presbyterian Church (USA) Views on MRE 6. Theology and Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Discussion 7. Proposing A New Paradigm8. Conclusion
Susan L. DeHoff is Visiting Scholar in the School of Theology at Boston University, USA. She holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology and Religion from Boston University, USA and a M.Div. from Emory University, USA. DeHoff is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. 
This book presents a new paradigm for distinguishing psychotic and mystical religious experiences. In order to explore how Presbyterian pastors differentiate such events, Susan L. DeHoff draws from Reformed theology, psychological theory, and robust qualitative research. Following a conversation among multidisciplinary voices, she presents a new paradigm considering the similarities, differences, and possible overlap of psychotic and mystical religious experiences.
Includes cutting-edge original research undertaken by the author into pastoral conceptions of mystical religious experience and how it differs from psychosis  Provides comparative analysis of current theological beliefs and practices and psychological theories and practices around psychosis and mystical religious experience Outlines provisional guidelines for clinical and counselling professionals that distinguish mystical religious experience in relation to psychosis
Includes cutting-edge original research undertaken by the author into pastoral conceptions of mystical religious experience and how it differs from psychosis  Provides comparative analysis of current theological beliefs and practices and psychological theories and practices around psychosis and mystical religious experience Outlines provisional guidelines for clinical and counselling professionals that distinguish mystical religious experience in relation to psychosis

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