Critics Review – Handbook of Religion and Mental Health

American Psychiatric Association Review of Books
W. Larry Ventis

In bringing together the many contributors to the Handbook of Religion and Mental Health, [the editor] has performed a constructive service for the mental health professions. Regardless of one’s personal perspective on the possible roles of religion in mental health contexts, the field should benefit more from the presentation of a range of views, and open careful deliberation on these possibilities than from ignoring or avoiding the topic which seems to have been more the norm until recently…

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