Is Faith Delusion? PDF ☆ Is Faith ePUB Ñ


Is Faith Delusion? [PDF / EPUB] Is Faith Delusion? Is Faith Delusion Is Religion Bad For Your Health How, In A Scientifically And Technologically Advanced Age, Can People Still Believe In God Spirit Other Clearly Not All Believers Are Primitive And Il Is Faith Delusion Is Religion Bad For Your Health How, In A Scientifically And Technologically Advanced Age, Can People Still Believe In God Is Faith ePUB Ñ Spirit Other Clearly Not All Believers Are Primitive And Ill Educated An Alternative Explanation Is That They Must Be Mad, Or At Least Severely Neurotic As Suggested By Freud This Book Starts By Looking At, And Giving Reasons For, The Connection And The Division Between Christian Faith And Psychiatry It Asks Whether Science Challenges Christians Involved With Psychiatry, As Patients Or Professionals, And Whether The Spiritual Needs Of Patients Are Recognised The Author Examines The Scope And Use Of The Neuro Sciences And Considers Cause And Effect, Natural Selection And Determinism He Explores The Overlap And The Difference Between Psychiatric Symptoms And Religious Belief, The Possible Association Between Demon Possession And Mental Illness, And The Idea That Some People Are Intrinsically Religious And Some Are Not The Variations Of Personality Are Examined, With Their Implications For Belief Posited As A Statement, That Faith Is Delusion Is Always Hostile, But Outcome Studies Reviewed Here Show That In General Religious Belief And Practice Convey Good Mental Health Religious Faith And Mental Illness Are Different, And Their Concepts Come From Different World Views A Consideration Of Them In Relation To Each Other Is Long OverdueThe Author Is A Former Professor Of Psychiatry And President Of The Royal College Of Psychiatrists, And Has Also Been Chairman Of Their Spirituality And Psychiatry Special Interest Group, So Is Exceptionally Well Qualified To Address The Subject Although The Book Is Technically Proficient, It Is Aimed At The General Reader And Is Illustrated With Stories, Brief Case Histories And Anecdotes.

    Is Faith Delusion? PDF ☆ Is Faith ePUB Ñ Psychiatry It Asks Whether Science Challenges Christians Involved With Psychiatry, As Patients Or Professionals, And Whether The Spiritual Needs Of Patients Are Recognised The Author Examines The Scope And Use Of The Neuro Sciences And Considers Cause And Effect, Natural Selection And Determinism He Explores The Overlap And The Difference Between Psychiatric Symptoms And Religious Belief, The Possible Association Between Demon Possession And Mental Illness, And The Idea That Some People Are Intrinsically Religious And Some Are Not The Variations Of Personality Are Examined, With Their Implications For Belief Posited As A Statement, That Faith Is Delusion Is Always Hostile, But Outcome Studies Reviewed Here Show That In General Religious Belief And Practice Convey Good Mental Health Religious Faith And Mental Illness Are Different, And Their Concepts Come From Different World Views A Consideration Of Them In Relation To Each Other Is Long OverdueThe Author Is A Former Professor Of Psychiatry And President Of The Royal College Of Psychiatrists, And Has Also Been Chairman Of Their Spirituality And Psychiatry Special Interest Group, So Is Exceptionally Well Qualified To Address The Subject Although The Book Is Technically Proficient, It Is Aimed At The General Reader And Is Illustrated With Stories, Brief Case Histories And Anecdotes."/>
  • Paperback
  • 252 pages
  • Is Faith Delusion?
  • Andrew Sims
  • English
  • 26 February 2018
  • 9781847063403

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14 thoughts on “Is Faith Delusion?

  1. says:

    Was expecting this book to be specialized reading, towards psychiatry.

  2. says:

    Andrew Sims is an eminent retired professor of psychiatry and a lifelong practising Christian This book is a personal and professional exploration of the relationship between faith and mental well being and also between religion and psychiatry The book weaves several strands of discussion together Sims defends faith against the frequent accusation that it is a delusion He does this by explaining how the psychiatric understanding of delusion shows that faith and religious belief are not delusory mental states.There is an appeal for psychiatrists to take seriously the religious faith of mentally ill patients both in order to understand those patients and to recognise that faith is an important resource in their recovery Too many in the psychiatric profession have seen patients faith as part of the problem when it can be part of the solution.Sims presents the evidence, which is widespread and consistent, that faith protects people from the worst effects of many illnesses and promotes well being and positive health outcomes He regards this data as one of the best kept secrets in Western society because it does not fit in with the prevaling scepticism about faith.Another thread in the book is charting the origins and history of hostility between religion and psychiatry, the signs that this has been...

  3. says:

    While I felt like much of this book was directed towards those practicing in the field of psychiatry, there is one section, primarily chapter 5, which I found extremely compelling This section covers a broad spec...

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