Religion That Heals, Religion That Harms

A Guide for Clinical Practice

GUILFORD PUBLICATIONSISBN: 9781606238899

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Imprint: THE GUILFORD PRESS
By:
James L. Griffith
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HARDBACK
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274

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Introduction. When Religion Goes Bad: A Mental Health Problem?I. A Map for Navigating the Terrain of Religion1. What Sociobiology Explains about Destructive Uses of Religion 2. What Neurobiology Explains about Destructive Uses of Religion3. Setting the Stage: Opening Dialogue about Religious Life 4. Locating Personal Spirituality through Existential InquiryII. When Religious Life Propels Suffering5. Seeking a Parent in God: Clinical Problems from Insecure Attachments6. Seeking Security within the Flock: Clinical Problems from Social Hierarchy, Peer Affiliation, and Reciprocal Altruism 7. Asserting Primacy of Personal Spirituality over Sociobiological Religion8. The Religious Who Protect Only Their Own: Clinical Problems from Peer Affiliation, Kin Recognition, and Social ExchangeIII. When Mental Illness Infiltrates Religious Life9. Religion That Is a Voice for Mental Illness 10. Dark Nights and Exaltation: Religion Distorted by a Mood Disorder11. Worlds Confused: Religion Disorganized by Psychosis 12. Fear and Dread: Religion Shrunken by an Anxiety DisorderIV. A Clinician's Stance13. Finding a Place to Stand: Conversing with Religiously Determined Patients

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