Sin, Sex and Psychology : The Catholic Church on the Couch
This book is an original and radical approach to traditional religion, especially as seen in the Catholic Church. It tries to understand, rather than attack. It attempts to give answers to some of the following questions, in the light of psychology rather than philosophy. What is happening to the Catholic Church? Why are there so few priests? Why has there been clerical sexual abuse? Why have there been cover-ups? Why has the Church's traditional teaching on sexuality been so negative? Why does the church insist on celibacy for priests? What on earth is going on? What is sin? Do we have free will? These, and other questions are dealt with from the view point of psychology, rather than rational philosophy. This book is written in a simple straightforward style, without jargon of any kind. It is very readable. It is aimed at the average reader who is not academic but concerned about current problems in the Church.
- Paperback | 220 pages
- 152 x 229 x 12mm | 299g
- 19 Oct 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About P M Webb
P.M. Webb was a member of a Religious Congregation for twenty years and has taught English for a working lifetime, for many years working as Head of Department. She has studied philosophy at the Institut Catholique in Paris, France, and philosophy and English at the University of Sheffield, England. P. M. webb has an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, validated by the Westminster Pastoral foundation, London. P. M. Webb has worked as a counsellor, and has worked training student counsellors. She firmly believes that any renewal in the Church must be based on psychological reality rather than philosophical ideals. The Church urgently needs a new perspective. Therefore, it is vitally important that Sigmund Freud's ideas on the unconscious mind must be taken into theology, in the same way that the ideas of the Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle were.