Nervous Disorders and Religion: A Study of Souls in the Making, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Nervous Disorders and Religion

A Study of Souls in the Making, 1st Edition

By John G. McKenzie

Routledge

186 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138675582
pub: 2018-02-08
$44.95
x
Hardback: 9781138675445
pub: 2016-05-23
$130.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315560663
pub: 2016-06-10
from $22.48


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Originally published in 1951, this title is a study in developmental psychology with special reference to the effect of various types of religion on mental health and religious experience. With instinct as a ‘disappearing category’ in the psychology of human nature, a new approach to the realization of a harmonious interior life has been made using a doctrine of biological and personality needs as a starting point. Human nature is acquired and is not a static datum. The interior conflicts, the development of conscience and the origin of guilt feeling, the morbid complexes and the character-trends resulting from these conflicts with their sense of guilt are all studied. A long chapter on the various methods of mental healing through the doctrines of psycho-somatic medicine, with a new approach to Spiritual Healing in particular, prepares the way for the final chapter on the types of religion which originate or accentuate psychological conflicts, and the kind of religion which leads to a basic sense of security and harmonious personality. The illustrations are nearly all taken from Dr McKenzie’s own thirty years’ experience of dealing with neurotic disorders.

This volume contains the substance (greatly expanded) of the Tate lectures delivered in Manchester College, Oxford, in 1947, and repeated at the St Andrews Summer School of Theology in1948 and at Iona Community.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. What is Original Human Nature? 2. What is Original Human Nature? (Contd.) 3. Our Inner Conflicts and Character-Structures 4. The Origin and Dissipation of Guilt 5. Spiritual Healing 6. Religion and Nervous Disorders.

About the Series

Psychology Revivals

Psychology Revivals is a new initiative aiming to re-issue a wealth of academic works which have long been unavailable. Encompassing a vast range from across the Behavioural Sciences, Psychology Revivals draws upon a distinguished catalogue of imprints and authors associated with Routledge and Psychology Press, restoring to print books by some of the most influential scholars of the last 120 years.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Humanities and Social Sciences, please visit www.routledge.com/books/series/REVIVALS/

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY015000
PSYCHOLOGY / History
PSY039000
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General