By Muravchik

Many have nervous that the ever-present perform of psychology and psychotherapy in the USA has corrupted non secular religion, eroded civic advantage and weakened neighborhood lifestyles. yet an exam of the historical past of 3 significant psycho-spiritual routine on account that global conflict II - Alcoholics nameless, The Salvation Army's outreach to homeless males, and the 'clinical pastoral schooling' stream - unearths the other. those teams built a pragmatic non secular psychology that nurtured religion, fellowship and private accountability. They accomplished this through together with non secular traditions and religious actions of their definition of treatment and by means of placing clergy and lay believers to paintings as therapists. lower than such care, religious and emotional development bolstered one another. because of those options, the 3 pursuits succeeded in achieving hundreds of thousands of socially alienated and religiously disillusioned americans. They validated that faith and psychology, even though antithetical in a few eyes, might be combined successfully to foster group, person accountability and happier lives.

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