Is Christianity Good for You?

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Is Christianity good for you? An interesting question when we consider that so much of Western culture is largely founded upon Christian thought and beliefs, and that Christianity is still a potent, if in many cases an indirect, influence upon how we live our lives. If Christianity is good for people as individuals, then it follows that it is likely to be good for them as a society. And if Christianity is good for society, then it follows that it is likely to be good for the individuals who make up society. So ...

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Overview

Is Christianity good for you? An interesting question when we consider that so much of Western culture is largely founded upon Christian thought and beliefs, and that Christianity is still a potent, if in many cases an indirect, influence upon how we live our lives. If Christianity is good for people as individuals, then it follows that it is likely to be good for them as a society. And if Christianity is good for society, then it follows that it is likely to be good for the individuals who make up society. So when we ask Is Christianity good for you? we mean is it good for you the reader and for me the writer, and at the same time is it good for the society of which you and I are a part? Let us understand the question in this way, and see where the answers lead us. During his distinguished career David Fontana was Professor of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Cardiff University, Fellow of the British Psychological Society and President of the Society for Psychical Research. His many best-selling books have been translated into 25 languages

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846944413
  • Publisher: Circle Books
  • Publication date: 9/16/2011
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What Does the Question Mean? 1

Part I Christianity and the Body 19

Chapter 2 Christianity and Health 20

Chapter 3 Life, Death and the Care of the Sick 44

Part II Christianity and the Mind 59

Chapter 4 The Nature of the Mind 60

Chapter 5 Can Intelligent People Believe in God? 70

Chapter 6 Loving One's Neighbor 88

Chapter 7 Confession, Self-Honesty and Creativity 105

Chapter 8 Is Christianity Good for Women? 145

Chapter 9 Is Christianity Good for Children? 152

Chapter 10 Christianity and Suffering 159

Part III Christianity and the Soul 175

Chapter 11 Symbols, Rituals and Christian Worship 176

Chapter 12 Spiritual Knowledge 188

Chapter 13 Moving On 212

Chapter 14 What Sort of Afterlife? 226

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