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Psychology Department Colloquium featuring Dr. Thomas Csordas: Catholic Psychiatrists and the Practice of Exorcism

Catholic Psychiatrists and the Practice of Exorcism: Differential Diagnosis or Act of Faith? Psychology Department Colloquium featuring Dr. Thomas Csordas
 

Based on an ethnographic study of contemporary Roman Catholic exorcism in the United States and Italy, this talk poses questions of the phenomenology of bodily experience in the rite of exorcism, of whether religious healing and psychotherapy can be considered as analogous forms of addressing affliction, and of the cultural modulations of faith and reason among believing Catholic psychiatrists and mental health professionals who consult with and assist exorcists.

Date:
Friday, September 28, 2018
Time:
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Location:
Phenomenology Center
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Event Organizer

Matthew Jones