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Healing souls : psychotherapy in the Latter-day Saint community

Author: Eric Gottfrid Swedin
Publisher: Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Some religious communities viewed the psychological professions pervasive in twentieth-century American society as dangerous. Healing Souls describes the LDS community's mixed feelings about science and modernity: while valuing knowledge and education, Mormons feared a challenge to faith. Nonetheless, psychology courses were introduced at Brigham Young University, and LDS psychotherapists began to introduce new
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Gottfrid Swedin
ISBN: 0252028643 9780252028649
OCLC Number: 51879989
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis--Case Western Reserve University.
Description: 241 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Modernity Sets the Stage --
2. The Latter-day Saint Community and Modernity --
3. The Modern Psychologies and Latter-day Saint Psychological Professionals --
4. Allen E. Bergin and the Institute at Brigham Young University --
5. The Modern Latter-day Saint Cure of Souls --
6. Latter-day Saint Psychopathology --
7. Discordant Voices: Feminism and the Roles of Women --
8. Latter-day Saint Sexuality --
9. The Rejection of Selfist Psychology --
Conclusion: Contemporary Lives.
Responsibility: Eric G. Swedin.

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Presenting the history of psychotherapy among the Latter-day Saints, this title describes how modern psychology has affected the 'healing of souls' in the LDS community. It also shows how this  Read more...

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