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Melancholy and the Otherness of God: A Study in the Genealogy, Hermeneutics, and Therapeutics of Depression Alina Feld

Melancholy and the Otherness of God: A Study in the Genealogy, Hermeneutics, and Therapeutics of Depression

Alina Feld

Published December 17th 2012
ISBN : 9781280658860
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241 pages
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This probing study of melancholy invites readers to view depression genealogically through the history of its interpretation. It plumbs interior depths where psychology, theology, philosophy, and literary creation intersect. Therapies proposed forMoreThis probing study of melancholy invites readers to view depression genealogically through the history of its interpretation. It plumbs interior depths where psychology, theology, philosophy, and literary creation intersect. Therapies proposed for the dark mood have included work, prayer, care of the self, and deepening awareness of its indispensable role in the development of consciousness of oneself and God. Reflecting on these historical responses and cures can prompt a personal exploration, making this a practical manual for self-knowing and self-transcending, a philosophical guide for the depressed.