Induced Christian Neurosis: An Examination of Pragmatic Paradoxes and the Christian Faith

Volume
Volume 10
Issue
Spring 1982
Title
Induced Christian Neurosis: An Examination of Pragmatic Paradoxes and the Christian Faith
Abstract

Perceived theological imperatives, which are paradoxical in nature, can result in a classic double-bind situation, which place a Christian believer in a position where no "€œcorrect"€ or "€œobedient"€ response is possible. Such double-binds entrap Christians in a way that they can neither take action, not take action, nor comment upon the dilemma of the entrapment itself. A prolonged exposure to such double-binds can result in a neurotic symptomatology that is directly induced by the double-bind situation. The author develops a theoretical framework for understanding "€œinduced Christian neurosis"€ through an examination of experimental neuroses, paradoxes, pragmatic paradoxes, and double-binds. Final consideration is given to the resolution of the double-bind predicament.

Author
Dr. E.J. Cohen
Pages
5 - 12
Price
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