Religion: Psychiatry and Religion

Psychiatrists and clergymen, meeting over the ailing psyche of modern man, still eye one another suspiciously. Rare is the churchman who makes systematic use of psychiatric techniques in his ministry to souls; rare is the analyst who lives and works upon specific premises of religious faith. One exception is Karl Menninger of the famed Menninger psychiatric clinic in Topeka, Kans. (TiME, Oct. 25, 1948). Busy Dr. Menninger practices Presbyterianism as well as Freud, sees no irreconcilable conflict between the two; in the current issue of the Chicago Theological Seminary Register he explains how...

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