In this work, psychiatrists and pastoral theologians come together in an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort to ensure accuracy of information concerning the medical dimensions of mental illness, interpret these illnesses from a Christian perspective, and make suggestions relative to effective ministry. Readers will learn how science and a faith tradition can not only coexist, but work in tandem to alleviate the pain of the afflicted and affected.
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A fascinating and insightful book that draws together theology and professional mental health care together in ways that are creative and deeply illuminating. For pastors who need to understand how to deal effectively and compassionately with mental health issues this is an ideal book.
—John Swinton, chair of divinity and religious studies, University of Aberdeen
Defying social and religious stigma, many of the authors write of living with or loving someone with psychiatric illness, openly using their first-person experience as a resource. This excellent guide goes way beyond the norm—use it for classes in your congregation and in your school!
—Kathleen J. Greider, Edna and Lowell Craig Professor of practical theology, spiritual care, and counseling, Claremont School of Theology
Robert H. Albers is distinguished visiting professor of pastoral care at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.
William H. Meller, MD, practices psychiatry in Maple Grove and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Steven D. Thurber, PhD, LP, ABPP, practices clinical psychology in Willmar, Minnesota.