Authors
Anastasia Scrutton
University of Leeds
Abstract
There are many Christian theologies of depression. Depression is spoken of variously as the result of personal or original sin, as a kind of sin, as a sign of demonic possession or as involving demons, as a test of faith, as a sign of holiness, or as an occasion for spiritual transformation. Although it is difficult to draw any absolute distinctions, we might helpfully split them into the following three categories for the sake of discussion:Spiritual illness SI), in which depression and other forms of mental illness are believed to be a kind of SI. This includes the ideas that depression is caused by sin or demons or both);Spiritual health SH), where depression is viewed as an indication of and...
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1353/ppp.2015.0046
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 68,916
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Epistemic Injustice in Healthcare: A Philosophical Analysis.Ian James Kidd & Havi Carel - 2014 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 17 (4):529-540.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Two Christian Theologies of Depression.Anastasia Philippa Scrutton - forthcoming - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology.
Multiple Depression: Making Mood Manageable.Ilpo Helén - 2007 - Journal of Medical Humanities 28 (3):149-172.
Melancholic Epistemology.George Graham - 1990 - Synthese 82 (3):399-422.
The Anatomy of Sorrow: A Spiritual, Phenomenological, and Neurological Perspective.Ronald Pies - 2008 - Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 3:17-.
Varieties of Temporal Experience in Depression.M. Ratcliffe - 2012 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 37 (2):114-138.
Transformative Suffering and The Cultivation of Virtue.Ian James Kidd - 2015 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 22 (4):291-294.
Responsiveness of the EQ‐5D to HADS‐Identified Anxiety and Depression.David K. Whynes - 2009 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 15 (5):820-825.
Depression in an Evolutionary Context.Lewis Wolpert - 2008 - Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 3:8-.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2016-06-16

Total views
22 ( #509,962 of 2,497,992 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #283,501 of 2,497,992 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes