Religious Diagnosis in a Secular Society: A Staff for the Journey
- Publish Date: 1997-12-18
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Donald D. Denton Jr.
This book draws on extensive clinical experience to create a useful model for religious diagnosis. Clinicians and clergy will find the book useful in their care of troubled people. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Patterns of Religious Diagnosis; Ethical Guilt: The Feeling of Blame: Being Punished, Feeling Guilty, Seeking Redress; Idolatry: The Feeling of Betrayal: Being Violated, Feeling Terror or Rage, Recovering the Hope of Ultimacy; Dread: The Feeling of Defilement: Being Abandoned, Feeling Dread, Rediscovering Joy; Summary: Diagnosis, Piety and Theology, Diagnosis and the Transcendent Function; Epilogue; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index.