Religion: Intimate Work

The minister of today . . . who does not avail himself of contemporary psychology's invaluable contribution is neglecting an indispensable resource for effectiveness in his work. To know how character is formed, deformed and reformed is basic. . . . Because of ignorance of this available information, many ministers in dealing with personal problems are doing far more harm than good.—Harry Emerson Fosdick.

More and more ministers are studying inferiority complexes and suppressed desires, frustration and the subconscious mind, to put psychiatry to practical use in their pastoral work. Last week 200 of them from all over the country highlighted the...

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