The addictive experience: Freedom and dependency in Christian theology and practice and its relatedness to addictive behaviour

Jolly, Lynn W (1995) The addictive experience: Freedom and dependency in Christian theology and practice and its relatedness to addictive behaviour. MTh(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis explores the nature of the relationship between freedom and dependency, both in a theological sense and as part of the human experience. It uses the pattern of addictive behaviour, as experienced by someone who has a problem of alcohol dependency, to highlight some of the issues facing the contemporary church in the modem culture. It seeks to illustrate that many of the dilemmas facing Christian theology and practice in society are the results of a self-made pathology which finds many parallels in the very topical problem of addiction. Finally, it looks forward to a more creative, less compulsed theology and practice, more appropriate as a counter to an increasingly achievement driven and materialistic culture.

Item Type: Thesis (MTh(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Clinical psychology, Theology
Date of Award: 1995
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1995-71668
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 09:31
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 09:31
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/71668

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