Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Healthy Religiosity and Salutary Faith: Clarification of Concepts from the Perspectives of Psychology, Psychiatry and of Theology

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

The object of this research is to clarify the concepts 'healthy religiosity' and 'salutary faith' in order to provide criteria for the assessment of a person's faith both in (mental) health care and in pastoral care. Based on the scientific literature, a questionnaire composed according to the Delphi method was presented in several rounds to a panel of psychologists/psychiatrists and theologians.

The preferred 'translation' of the English term 'mature religion', chosen as an encompassing term, into Dutch was 'integrated faith'; another favoured term was 'adult faith'.

Six core elements achieved consensus: sincerity, amazement, inspiration, identity, integrity, openness. Twenty-one (21) criteria could be clustered into three factors: 'Orientation to higher values out of a sense of inner freedom', 'Trust in God pervades the entire life', 'Responsibility for fellow humans and creation'.

After due reflection on the outcomes, it is proposed that justice should be done to all relevant dimensions of human existence by extending the biopsychosocial model to a biopsychosocial-spiritual model, abbreviated to BPSS.

Affiliations: 1: Tilburg University; 2: Radboud University Nijmegen; 3: Free University; 4: Utrecht University; Tilburg University

10.1163/092229308X310759
/content/journals/10.1163/092229308x310759
dcterms_title,pub_keyword,dcterms_description,pub_author
6
3
Loading
Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/092229308x310759
Loading

Data & Media loading...

http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/092229308x310759
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/092229308x310759
2008-06-01
2016-12-11

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Journal of Empirical Theology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation