Christians Hearing Voices: Affirming Experience and Finding Meaning

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jun 18, 2020 - Religion - 208 pages

In this insightful book, accounts of voice hearers are presented, evaluated and interpreted by a Christian theologian and psychiatrist.

By listening to the first-hand experiences of voice hearers and evaluating them in the light of Christian theology, the book enables the reader to understand the experiences of voice hearers as a part of Christian experience and to engage with the theological issues raised by them, including the nature of revelation.

This engaging and thought-provoking collection looks at a range of stories - ranging from comforting to complex to simply conversational - to encourage debate and search for meaning and also show how the reader can adapt clinical and pastoral practice to better aid people in this situation.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
1 Introduction
11
2 Conversion
27
3 Calling
35
4 Crisis
43
5 Comfort
53
6 Confirming and Clarifying
61
7 Companions
71
9 Conversational Prayer
95
10 Conversational Voices
105
11 Evil Company
115
12 Complex Company
129
13 Christian Discernment
143
14 Clinical and Pastoral Practice
167
References
187
Copyright

8 Communications
87

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About the author (2020)

Christopher Cook is Professor of Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University and co-investigator in the interdisciplinary Hearing the Voice Project funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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