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Grace For the Afflicted: Viewing Mental Illness Through the Eyes of Faith

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Each day men and women diagnosed with mental disorders are told they need to pray more and turn from their sin. Mental illness is equated with demonic possession, weak faith and generational sin. Why is it that the church has...


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Each day men and women diagnosed with mental disorders are told they need to pray more and turn from their sin. Mental illness is equated with demonic possession, weak faith and generational sin. Why is it that the church has struggled in ministering to those with mental illnesses? As both a church leader and professor of psychology and neuroscience, Dr. Stanford has seen far too many mentally ill brothers and sisters damaged by well meaning believers who respond to them out of fear or misinformation rather than grace. Grace for the Afflicted is written to educate Christians about mental illness from both biblical and scientific perspectives. Dr. Stanford presents insights into our physical and spiritual nature and discusses the appropriate role of psychology and psychiatry in the life of the believer. Describing common mental disorders, Dr. Stanford asks of each: "What does science say and what does the Bible say about this illness?"^^Grace for the Afflicted is written to educate Christians about mental illness from both biblical and scientific perspectives. Dr. Stanford presents insights into our physical and spiritual nature and discusses the appropriate role of psychology and psychiatry in the life of the believer. Describing common mental disorders, Dr. Stanford asks of each: "What does science say and what does the Bible say about this illness?"
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 353699
  • Product Code 9780830859030
  • ISBN 0830859039
  • EAN 9780830859030
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Feb 2012
  • Sales Rank 65406
  • DRM Free
  • Printable No
  • Size 0.40 MB (EPUB)
  • Weight 0.028kg

Matthew Stanford

Matthew S. Stanford (Ph.D., Neuroscience Baylor University, Waco, TX) is Professor at Baylor University, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. He is the author of Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness and The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope and Healing for those who feel trapped and numerous articles on 1. Clinical assessment and treatment of aggressive behavior. 2. Definition and assessment of the personality construct impulsivity. 3. Neurodiagnostic efficacy of event-related potentials.
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