Despair and Depression as Factors in Religious Experience

Allerton, John David (1985) Despair and Depression as Factors in Religious Experience. MTh(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Chapter 1 A survey of some present work being conducted in this country on contemporary religious experience; some reflections on how such evidence may be used; the place of despair in such contemporary reports. Chapter 2 A consideration of the life of Jacob as being an example of the phenomenon in sacred literature, with particular emphasis on the account of the meeting with the stranger at Penuel on the banks of the Jabbok. Chapter 3 An analysis of the Book of Job as a second account of the phenomenon in the Old Testament. Chapter 4 A survey of some psychodyhamic theories on the nature of depression and its cure; a consideration of the validity of "illness" as a model for understanding the nature of depression; a review of two theorists who recognise the phenomenon and seek to interpret it. Chapter 5 A review of the phenomenon from a religious standpoint; particularly, the association between depression and the consciousness of sin; the role of the sense of divine forgiveness.

Item Type: Thesis (MTh(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Theology
Date of Award: 1985
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1985-76577
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 14:07
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 14:07
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76577

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