Professor Rachel Blass follows her presentation of the psychological approaches to faith by asking why it is important for religious believers to engage with even the most critical of these models.
Rachel Blass describes ways in which psychologists address faith. Freud was critical of faith, but do other models that seem to be 'faith-friendly' really offer a more positive interpretation?
Psychologist Brendan Callaghan SJ looks closely at the way in which the Church has handled claims of abuse and at the postulated link between abuse and mandatory celibacy for Catholic priests. How has the Church has arrived at a place of such suffering, betrayal and anger?
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