In this symposium eleven distinguished Catholic physicians, psychiatrists, educators and theologians units in a praiseworthy...

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FAITH, REASON AND MODERN PSYCHIATRY

In this symposium eleven distinguished Catholic physicians, psychiatrists, educators and theologians units in a praiseworthy effort to demonstrate how the efforts of psychiatrists and religionists (specifically Catholics) may supplement each other. Recognizing that there has been misunderstanding and conflict between the two fields of interests, the writers are at one in contending that upholders of the faith can no longer ignore the prevalence of emotional disturbance and mental illness today nor the value of the insights and skills of psychiatrists in dealing with such symptoms. Stress is laid on the fact that the materialism and passexualism characteristic of early psychiatry is now being abandoned by most of them, thus removing the chief objections which churchmen have had in the past. The contributors to this volume include Dr. John La Farge, author of the best-selling The Manner is Ordinary, Francis J. Braceland, the editor, chief psychiatrist of the Institute of Living at Hartford; Rudolf, Allers, M.D., of Georgetown University; Dorothy Donnelly, well known writer; Pedro L. Entralgo, M.D., and Juan J. Lopez Ibor, M.D., both of the University of Madrid; Kari Stern, M.D., author of the widely read The Third Revolution and Gregory Zilboorg, M.D., well known psychiatrist of New York. This is a book which should be on the must list of every priest and of every Catholic who is under the impression that his faith and psychiatry do not mix. A scholarly and very valuable book.

Pub Date: Oct. 1, 1955

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Publisher: P. J. Kenedy

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1955