An essay on psychotherapy and religion

Hutch R.A. (1983) An essay on psychotherapy and religion. Journal of Religion and Health, 22 1: 7-18. doi:10.1007/BF02276766


Author Hutch R.A.
Title An essay on psychotherapy and religion
Journal name Journal of Religion and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-4197
Publication date 1983-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF02276766
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 7
End page 18
Total pages 12
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers-Human Sciences Press
Subject 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Abstract Cultural innovation by thinkers of the early twentieth century created an intellectual impasse between competing understandings of religion. Religion was understood as either transcendence and the sacred (e.g., Otto) or as fantasy and projection (e.g., Freud). Whether a cooperative symbiosis of these orientations toward religion can be achieved is the central and unresolved issue of this paper. "Examined experience" is considered within religious studies and psychotherapy. Although not conclusive, the argument is that examined experience is a means by which the desired symbiosis can be achieved. The essay is personal in that it reflects the author's struggle for understanding, especially as Western (e.g., Christian) and Eastern (e.g., Zen) experiences are examined.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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