The Bible and Mental Health

Towards a Biblical Theology of Mental Health

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Isabelle Hamley, Christopher C. H. Cook
  • Norwich, UK: 
    SCM Press
    , August
     256 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Sang-il Kim forthcoming.


Is it possible to develop such a thing as a biblical theology of mental health? How might we develop a helpful and pastoral use of scripture to explore questions of mental health within a Christian framework? This timely and important book integrates the highest levels of biblical scholarship with theological and pastoral concerns to consider how we use scripture when dealing with mental health issues. Chapters include: *Paula Gooder on Healing and wholeness *Joanna Collicutt on Jesus and mental health *Isabelle Hamley on Job *David Firth on Anxiety in Scripture *John Swinton on The Bible in Pastoral Care *Walter Brueggemann on Psalms and lament, with a foreword from Archbishop Justin Welby.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Christopher C.H. Cook is the Director of the Centre for Spirituality, Theology and Health at the University of Durham. He has held positions as Lecturer at University College, London (1987 to 1990) and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London (1994 to 1997) as well as being Professor of the Psychiatry of Alcohol Misuse at the University of Kent from 1997 to 2003.

Isabelle Hamley is Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury.



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