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Darkness is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness (2nd Ed)

Darkness is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness (2nd Ed)
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Darkness is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness (2nd Ed)

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:Where is God in the suffering of a mentally ill person? What happens to the soul when the mind is ill? How are Christians to respond to mental illness? In this brave and compassionate book, theologian and priest Kathryn Greene-McCreight confronts these difficult questions raised by her own mental illness--bipolar disorder. With brutal honesty, she tackles often avoided topics such as suicide, mental hospitals, and shock therapy. Greene-McCreight offers the reader everything from poignant and raw glimpses into the mind of a mentally ill person to practical and forthright advice for their friends, family, and clergy.

The first edition has been recognized as one of the finest books on the subject. This thoroughly revised edition incorporates updated research and adds anecdotal and pastoral commentary. It also includes a new foreword by the current Archbishop of Canterbury and a new afterword by the author.

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About "Darkness is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness (2nd Ed)"

:Where is God in the suffering of a mentally ill person? What happens to the soul when the mind is ill? How are Christians to respond to mental illness? In this brave and compassionate book, theologian and priest Kathryn Greene-McCreight confronts these difficult questions raised by her own mental illness--bipolar disorder. With brutal honesty, she tackles often avoided topics such as suicide, mental hospitals, and shock therapy. Greene-McCreight offers the reader everything from poignant and raw glimpses into the mind of a mentally ill person to practical and forthright advice for their friends, family, and clergy.

The first edition has been recognized as one of the finest books on the subject. This thoroughly revised edition incorporates updated research and adds anecdotal and pastoral commentary. It also includes a new foreword by the current Archbishop of Canterbury and a new afterword by the author.

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Meet the Author

Kathryn Greene-Mccreight

Kathryn Greene-McCreight (Ph.D., Yale University) is an advising pastor in the seminarian intern program at Yale Divinity School and assistant rector at St. John's Episcopal Church in New Haven, Connecticut. Her previous books include Ad Litteram: How Augustine, Calvin, and Barth Read the Plain Sense of Genesis 1-3 and Feminist Reconstructions of Christian Doctrine.

Table Of Contents

  • :contents

    foreword To The Second Edition--justin Welby, Archbishop Of Canterbury
    preface
    preface To The Second Edition
    introduction
    part One: Facing Mental Illness
    1. Darkness
    2. Mental Illness
    3. Temptation To Suicide
    4. Mania
    5. Darkness, Again
    6. Hospital
    part Two: Faith And Mental Illness
    7. Feeling, Memory, And Personality
    8. Brain, Mind, And Soul
    9. Sin, Suffering, And Despair
    10. Dark Night, Discipline, And The Hiddenness Of God
    11. Health And Prayer
    part Three: living With Mental Illness
    12. How Clergy, Friends, And Family Can Help
    13. Choosing Therapy
    conclusion
    afterword To The Second Edition
    appendix I: Why And How I Use Scripture
    appendix Ii: A Brief Checklist Of Symptoms And Resources

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  • Catalogue Code 420999
  • Product Code 9781587433726
  • ISBN 1587433729
  • EAN 9781587433726
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Publication Date Jul 2015
  • Sales Rank #76868
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 9 mm
  • Weight 0.294kg

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