Pastoral Power Beyond Psychology’s Marginalization

Resisting the Discourses of the Psy-Complex

  • Authors
  • Philip Browning Helsel

Part of the New Approaches to Religion and Power book series (NARP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Philip Browning Helsel
    Pages 1-17
  3. Philip Browning Helsel
    Pages 19-51
  4. Philip Browning Helsel
    Pages 121-154
  5. Philip Browning Helsel
    Pages 155-181
  6. Philip Browning Helsel
    Pages 183-202
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 203-254

About this book


This book explores the suffering of social class and how traditional biomedical models for mental illness do not adequately account for the stresses of poverty. Turning to mental health user testimonies, this book equips ministers and counsellors to become working class advocates.


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