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Spirituality, Theology and Mental Health

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Spirituality, Theology and Mental Health

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334052906
Number of Pages: 242
Published: 31/05/2013
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Spirituality, Theology and Mental Health provides reflections from leading international scholars and practitioners in theology, anthropology, philosophy and psychiatry as to the nature of spirituality and its relevance to constructions of mental disorder and mental healthcare. Key issues are explored in depth, including the nature of spirituality and recent debates concerning its importance in contemporary psychiatric practice, relationship between demons and wellbeing in ancient religious texts and contemporary practice, religious conversion, and the nature and importance of myth and theology in shaping human self understanding. These are used as a basis for exploring some of the overarching intellectual and practical issues that arise when different disciplines engage together with an attempt to better understand the relationship between spirituality and mental health and translate their findings into mental healthcare practice.

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook is Professor in Spirituality, Theology & Health in the Department of Theology & Religion at Durham University and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist with Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

Scientists and clinicians will find in this book contributions from theology, philosophy and pastoral practice that will give them new insights into the importance of spirituality in mental healthcare. Theological and inter-disciplinary perspectives offered here help all of us to see things differently. This book is commended to all mental health professionals, chaplains and pastoral carers, and academics wanting a broader perspective on spirituality and mental health. -- Harold Koenig Spirituality, Theology and Mental health will be essential reading for clergy, health professionals and academics from different disciplines who are learning, talking and working together in the hope of better addressing the place of spirituality in mental health care. It iss a fascinating book that's integrative of spiritual and theological perspectives with clinical and pastoral care, importantly introducing theology into a debate that has largely ignored a contribution from this discipline. Many of the writers explore the boundaries that sometimes separate different domains of expertise and differing values and assumptions in diverse settings. -- Sheila Hollins