In the Fellowship of His Suffering Paperback

A Theological Interpretation of Mental Illness - A Focus on 'Schizophrenia'

by Elahe Hessamfar;

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In the Fellowship of His Suffering

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Schizophrenia is often considered one of the most destructive forms of mental illness. Elahe Hessamfar's personal experience with her daughter's illness has led her to ask some pressing and significant questions about the cause and nature of schizophrenia and the Church's role in its treatment. With a candid and revealing look at the history of mental illness, In the Fellowship of His Suffering describes schizophrenia as a variation of human expression. Hessamfar uses a deeply theological rather than pathological approach to interpret the schizophrenic experience and the effect it has on both the patients and their families. Effectively drawing on the Bible as a source of knowledge for understanding mental illness, she offers a reflective yet innovative view of whether the Church could or should intervene in such encounters and what such an intervention might look like. Hessamfar's comprehensive work will provoke powerful responses from anyone interested in the prominent social issue of mental illness.
Her portrayal of the raging debate between treating "insanity" either pastorally or medically will enthral readers, be they Christians, medical students or those in the field of psychiatry and social sciences.

In the Fellowship of His Suffering by Elahe Hessamfar was published by James Clarke & Co Ltd in February 2015 and is our 60139th best seller. The ISBN for In the Fellowship of His Suffering is 9780718893828.

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Details for In the Fellowship of His Suffering

Page last updated 19th April 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJames Clarke & Co Ltd (February 2015)
Number of Pages388
Thickness23 mm
Height229 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4300165
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