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Addiction & Grace

Paperback|Nov 1988
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Here is Gerald May's brilliant and now classic exploration of the psychology and physiology of addiction. It offers an inspiring and hope-filled vision for those who desire to explore the mystery of who and what they really are. May examines...


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Here is Gerald May's brilliant and now classic exploration of the psychology and physiology of addiction. It offers an inspiring and hope-filled vision for those who desire to explore the mystery of who and what they really are. May examines the "processes of attachment" that lead to addiction and describes the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness. He also details the various addictions from which we can suffer, not only to substances like alcohol and drugs, but to work, sex, performance, responsibility, and intimacy. Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist working with the chemically dependent, May emphasizes that addiction represents an attempt to assert complete control over our lives. "Addiction and Grace is a compassionate and wise treatment of a topic of major concern in these most addictive of times, one that can provide a critical yet hopeful guide to a place of freedom based on contemplative spirituality.
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rawing on his experiences as a psychiatrist working with the chemically dependent, Gerald G. May details the various addictions from which we can suffer. Addiction and Grace examines the "processes of attachment" that led to addiction and describes the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness.
-Publisher

In this inspiring book, Gerald May describes the "processes of attachment" that lead to addiction and examines the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness. May details the various addictions from which we suffer-not only to alcohol and drugs, but also to work, sex, performance, responsibility, and intimacy. Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist working with the chemically dependent, May emphasizes how addiction represents an attempt to assert complete control over our lives. Addiction and Grace is a compassionate and wise treatment of this important topic, offering a critical yet hopeful guide to a place of freedom based on contemplative spirituality.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 22698
  • Product Code 0060655372
  • EAN 9780060655372
  • Pages 55
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Harperone
  • Publication Date Nov 1988
  • Dimensions 203 x 133 x 14mm
  • Weight 0.160kg

Gerald G May

Gerald G. May, M.D. (1940-2005), practiced medicine and psychiatry for twenty-five years before becoming a senior fellow in contemplative theology and psychology at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Bethesda, Maryland. He was the author of many books and articles blending spirituality and psychology, including "Addiction and Grace", "Care of Mind/Care of Spirit", "Will and Spirit", and "The Dark Night of the Soul".

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