Madness, Mystery and the Survival of God


Isabel Clarke, O-Books, 2008, £11.99

This new perspective on faith and psychosis offers insight into the unshakable conviction of both delusion and religious fanaticism. The survival of faith and superstition in a secular age is explained. God is located within the scientific world view in a way that respects mystery and so enlarges rather than diminishes our vision.
“Absolutely first class ! It came into the can’t put it down category so I have read it cover to cover.”
Ian Mowl, Co-ordinator of Green Spirit
“I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It is groundbreaking territory, fascinating, good,topical and relevant.”
Janice Hartley, Secretary of the Spiritual Crisis Network Development Group

About the Author
Isabel Clarke combines working as a clinical psychologist in an NHS acute mental health hospital with publishing and speaking on psychology and spirituality. Her other book, Psychosis and Spirituality: exploring the new frontier made considerable waves – three conferences and a yahoo discussion list which flourishes to this day. Her earlier career in medieval history, and her involvement with the spiritual wing of the ecological movement, through Greenspirit, provides a broad cultural context for her ideas. She also helped to found the Spiritual Crisis Network.
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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: O Books (10 Dec. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846941474
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846941474

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