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Christianity and Alcoholics Anonymous: Competing or Compatible?

Christianity and Alcoholics Anonymous: Competing or Compatible?

Author: David L. Simmons

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449765569

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Defense of the Gospel None could deny that A.A. has taught hundreds of thousands of alcoholics to live in continuous sobriety. But a bigger question is, “By what means—and with what consequences—does A.A. accomplish this minor miracle?” Could we, for example, lay A.A. literature side by side with Scripture and conclude the two are in steady harmony? Or could it actually be possible that they contradict one another? And if that were the case, would we be wise to point to our continued sobriety as proof we have also been reconciled with God? By contrasting what Scripture has to say on the subject of addiction, this book will uncover A.A.’s teachings at great depth. Simultaneously it will help you to precisely diagnose the deception of Alcoholics Anonymous. Followers of Christ, A.A. members, and their families can ill afford to miss dozens of eye-opening revelations as David Simmons delivers his compassionate message of hope. See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy… Colossians 2:8 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10

Christianity and Alcoholics Anonymous

Christianity and Alcoholics Anonymous

Author: David L. Simmons

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449765576

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Defense of the Gospel None could deny that A.A. has taught hundreds of thousands of alcoholics to live in continuous sobriety. But a bigger question is, “By what means—and with what consequences—does A.A. accomplish this minor miracle?” Could we, for example, lay A.A. literature side by side with Scripture and conclude the two are in steady harmony? Or could it actually be possible that they contradict one another? And if that were the case, would we be wise to point to our continued sobriety as proof we have also been reconciled with God? By contrasting what Scripture has to say on the subject of addiction, this book will uncover A.A.’s teachings at great depth. Simultaneously it will help you to precisely diagnose the deception of Alcoholics Anonymous. Followers of Christ, A.A. members, and their families can ill afford to miss dozens of eye-opening revelations as David Simmons delivers his compassionate message of hope. See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy… Colossians 2:8 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10

Christianity and Psychiatry

Christianity and Psychiatry

Author: John R. Peteet

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030808549

Category: Medical

Page: 313

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This book aims to help readers appreciate the many-faceted relationship between Christianity, one of the world’s major faith traditions, and the practice of psychiatry. Chapter authors in this book first consider challenges posed by historical antagonisms, church-based mental health stigma, and controversy over phenomena such as hearing voices. Next, others explore both how Christians often experience conditions such as mood and psychotic disorders, disorders in children and adolescents, moral injury and PTSD, and ways that their faith can serve as a resource in their healing. Twelve Step spirituality, originally informed by Christianity, is the subject of a chapter, as are issues raised for Christians by disability, death and dying. A set of chapters then focuses on the state of integration of Christian beliefs and practices into psychotherapy, treatment delivery, educational programming, clergy/clinician collaboration, and treatment by a non-Christian psychiatrist. Finally, there are chapters by a mental health professional who has been a patient, a Jewish psychiatrist, a Muslim psychiatrist knowledgeable about Christianity and psychiatry in the Muslim majority world, and a Christian psychiatrist. These chapters provide context, diversity and personal perspectives. Christianity and Psychiatry is a valuable resource for mental health professionals seeking to understand and address the particular challenges that arise when caring for Christian patients.

Anonymous Christians

Anonymous Christians

Author: Herbert E. Hudson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532634574

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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This book explores the relationship of clergy to Twelve Step programs. Field research of pastors in the Florida Keys found that they are unsure if addiction is a disease or a sin, and whether the Twelve Steps are based on Christianity. Lessons learned include the validity of both traditional Twelve Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Christ-centered programs such as Celebrate Recovery, the coherence of sin and disease explanations of addiction, and the significance of modern addiction theory. The specific outcome of this study is the development of a course syllabus for clergy on addiction recovery through Twelve Step philosophy.

The American Midwest

The American Midwest

Author: Andrew R. L. Cayton

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253003492

Category: Social Science

Page: 1916

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This first-ever encyclopedia of the Midwest seeks to embrace this large and diverse area, to give it voice, and help define its distinctive character. Organized by topic, it encourages readers to reflect upon the region as a whole. Each section moves from the general to the specific, covering broad themes in longer introductory essays, filling in the details in the shorter entries that follow. There are portraits of each of the region's twelve states, followed by entries on society and culture, community and social life, economy and technology, and public life. The book offers a wealth of information about the region's surprising ethnic diversity -- a vast array of foods, languages, styles, religions, and customs -- plus well-informed essays on the region's history, culture and values, and conflicts. A site of ideas and innovations, reforms and revivals, and social and physical extremes, the Midwest emerges as a place of great complexity, signal importance, and continual fascination.

The Annotated Bibliography of Alcoholics Anonymous, 1939-1989

The Annotated Bibliography of Alcoholics Anonymous, 1939-1989

Author: Charles Bishop

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106009002616

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 288

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"This essential reference work contains over 1,400 publications by and about AA in its 50 year history in print." Intended for professional personnel in various fields, e.g., psychiatrists, librarians, and clergy. Covers popular and scholarly journal articles, books, chapters, pamphlets, dissertations, and all AA publications. Entries give bibliographical information and concise annotation. Index.

After Heaven

After Heaven

Author: Robert Wuthnow

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520213963

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 296

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The evolution of American spirituality over the past 50 years is the subject of "After Heaven". Robert Wuthnow's findings are a telling reflection of the changes in beliefs and lifestyles that have occurred throughout the United States in recent decades.