Psychosis or Mystical Religious Experience?: A New Paradigm Grounded in Psychology and Reformed Theology

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 amo...

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Main Author: DeHoff, Susan L.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cham Palgrave Macmillan 2018
Series/Journal:SpringerLink Bücher
Springer eBook Collection Behavioral Science and Psychology
Further subjects:B Environmental psychology
B Psychology and religion
B Psychology
B Counseling
B Psychotherapy
B Health Psychology
B Community psychology
Online Access: Volltext (Lizenzpflichtig)
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 978-3-319-68260-0
Printed edition: 9783319682600
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Summary: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 Paradigm -- 8. Conclusion
ISBN:331968261X
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-68261-7