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Fragile Connections: Memoirs of Mental Illness for Pastoral Care Professionals [Paperback]

By Donald Capps (Author)
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"One of the greatest contributions of Capps' book is the way in which he weaves together a vast range of theories, interpretations, and explanations of psychopathology, without ever losing sight of the humanity of the person living with mental illness. Far too many books seek to find one, single explanation of the baffling and complex phenomenon of mental illness. Fragile Connections will expand our understanding and empower pastors and others concerned about mental illness with an eloquent exploration of one of the greatest mysteries of human predicament. Capps' book offers us a beautifully written and compelling study in the tradition of William James' The Variety of Religious Experience."

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Fragile Connections is about the impact of mental illness on the afflicted and their loved ones. It is written to give ministers and other care providers basic knowledge of four types of mental illness-depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease-so that they may better understand and respond to those who suffer from these illnesses. For each of the illnesses discussed, Capps provides readers with a working knowledge of the "five C's" of mental illness: characteristics, causes, course, consequences, and curability. He uses memoirs written by persons afflicted with mental illness or by their family members rather than case studies to offer a personal understanding of the impact of these illnesses.

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Studio: Chalice Press
Pages   260
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.6" Height: 0.65"
Weight:   1.01 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2006
Publisher   Chalice Press
ISBN  0827223315  
ISBN13  9780827223318  

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More About Donald Capps

Donald Capps Donald Capps is Princeton Theological Seminary's William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Theology and an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is the author of numerous books, including Jesus: A Psychological Biography, Fragile Connections, and Giving Counsel from Chalice Press.

Donald Capps currently resides in Princeton, in the state of New Jersey. Donald Capps has an academic affiliation as follows - Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton Theological Seminary, USA Pri.

Donald Capps has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Clinical Handbook of Pastoral Counseling

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