Durham Project for Spirituality, Theology & Health
Judeo-Christian Religious Experience and Psychopathology:
The Legacy of William James
Professor Simon Dein
Honorary Clinical Professor, School for Medicine and Health.
This paper examines the relationship between Judeo-Christian religious experience and pyschopathology. It builds on WIlliam James’ Varieties of Religious Experience and more specifically his discussions of self, agency and the subliminal. Contemporary research on Christian conversion, mysticism and its relationship to psychosis and mental health and healing are discussed. Future themes for research are proposed.
Thursday 15th March 2012
4pm -5.30 pm
New venue: University Debating Chamber on Palace Green