PsychoBible: Behavior, Religionthe Holy Book

PsychoBible Behavior Religionthe Holy Book With religious denominations and nearly churches and temples in the United States the Bible is not only doctrinally confusing but behaviorally confusing too Is it a sin to drink alcoh

  • Title: PsychoBible: Behavior, Religionthe Holy Book
  • Author: Armando R. Favazza
  • ISBN: 9780972887519
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • With 2,000 religious denominations and nearly 500,000 churches and temples in the United States, the Bible is not only doctrinally confusing, but behaviorally confusing, too Is it a sin to drink alcohol Will prayer cure the sick Is homosexuality an abomination Why is celibacy so highly valued Do belief and feminism mix How should the Passion be interpreted In this eWith 2,000 religious denominations and nearly 500,000 churches and temples in the United States, the Bible is not only doctrinally confusing, but behaviorally confusing, too Is it a sin to drink alcohol Will prayer cure the sick Is homosexuality an abomination Why is celibacy so highly valued Do belief and feminism mix How should the Passion be interpreted In this enlightening and entertaining work, Armando Favazza, a world renowned psychiatrist specializing in culture and society, explores these and other questions and examines the impact of the Bible on behavior through time and space from the Holy Book s gradual formation thousands of years ago to the present day This is an indispensable work for all those interested in better understanding the foundations of society s and perhaps even their own beliefs and behaviors, and is a thought provoking read for those not afraid to inform their faith.

    One thought on “PsychoBible: Behavior, Religionthe Holy Book”

    1. This book turned into quite a slog for me. I was expecting, or at least hoping for, a book like those by neurologist Oliver Sacks (The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, etc.) Sacks examines what he knows best: neurological case studies, and he sometimes draws broader conclusions and shares deeper thoughts spurred by the fascinating anecdotes drawn from his own practice.Favazza has written a critique of the Bible, not a psychiatric examination of the Bible's rules of behavior or an evaluation o [...]

    2. Interesting book, but pretty heady. LOTS of information in this book about the history of the Bible and many of its stories and characters, as well as the various meanings of its myths and parables and how they have been seen/understood through the ages. Not sure I'd recommend it, but certainly wouldn't recommend AGAINST reading it

    3. I only bought this because it is written by someone from the University of Missouri. Otherwise, it wouldn't have been on my radar. While it's an interesting, intriguing concept, it is dense and overpowering with information.

    4. Amazing book. An intellectual view of the legacy that religion plays in our lives. I recommend this to anyone wanting to dig deeper into the history of the Christian religion, but this book isn't for the faint of heart.

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