Psychosis or Mystical Religious Experience? - DeHoff, Susan L.
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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.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-319-68260-0
  • 1st ed. 2018
  • Erscheinungstermin: März 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 151mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 482g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319682600
  • ISBN-10: 3319682601
  • Artikelnr.: 48936833
Autorenporträt
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.
Inhaltsangabe
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 Paradigm
8. Conclusion
Rezensionen
"The conceptual and historical reach of this book is extensive ... DeHoff's book is a solid step in the direction of the needed collaboration between the disciplines of clinical psychology, theology, and pastoral care. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals." (M. Uebel, Choice, Vol. 56 (2), 2018)
"Susan DeHoff has written a significant book on an important topic. It will be of interest to all scholars concerned with the intersection of psychology and theology, especially those interested in the psychology of religion. ... DeHoff has nevertheless made a valuable contribution to this important topic that deserves a hearing." (Stephen E. Parker, The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, March, 2019)