Psychosis or Mystical Religious Experience?

A New Paradigm Grounded in Psychology and Reformed Theology

Authors: DeHoff, Susan

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  • Includes cutting-edge original research undertaken by the author into pastoral conceptions of mystical religious experience and how it differs from psychosis  Provides comparative analysis of current theological beliefs and practices and psychological theories and practices around psychosis and mystical religious experience 
  • Outlines provisional guidelines for clinical and counselling professionals that distinguish mystical religious experience in relation to psychosis
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This book presents a new paradigm for distinguishing psychotic and mystical religious experiences. In order to explore how Presbyterian pastors differentiate such events, Susan L. DeHoff draws from Reformed theology, psychological theory, and robust qualitative research. Following a conversation among multidisciplinary voices, she presents a new paradigm considering the similarities, differences, and possible overlap of psychotic and mystical religious experiences.

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Susan L. DeHoff is Visiting Scholar in the School of Theology at Boston University, USA. She holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology and Religion from Boston University, USA and a M.Div. from Emory University, USA. DeHoff is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. 

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“The conceptual and historical reach of this book is extensive … DeHoff's book is a solid step in the direction of the needed collaboration between the disciplines of clinical psychology, theology, and pastoral care. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.” (M. Uebel, Choice, Vol. 56 (2), 2018)
“Susan DeHoff has written a significant book on an important topic. It will be of interest to all scholars concerned with the intersection of psychology and theology, especially those interested in the psychology of religion. … DeHoff has nevertheless made a valuable contribution to this important topic that deserves a hearing.” (Stephen E. Parker, The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, March, 2019)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychosis or Mystical Religious Experience?
Book Subtitle
A New Paradigm Grounded in Psychology and Reformed Theology
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68261-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68261-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68260-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88573-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 248
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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