THE INTEGRATION OF RELIGION AND PSYCHIATRY by W. Earl Biddle

THE INTEGRATION OF RELIGION AND PSYCHIATRY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a carefully worded, scientific discussion of the relation between religion and psychiatry. It is written from the standpoint of a psychiatrist who recognizes the validity of religious faith and the necessity of arriving at a basis on which both may work together and complement each other. The author discusses the common ground occupied by religion and psychiatry, as well as the difficulties which present themselves in trying to arrive at a basis for cooperation. The main body of the book consists of why and how the problems of individuals are of concern both to the psychiatrist and the clergyman. In view of the interest in this subject on the part of churchmen to whom personal counselling and an alliance with psychiatrists are of vital import, there should be considerable interest in this book in Protestant church circles.

Pub Date: Jan. 18th, 1955
Publisher: Macmillan