Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The study of depression and its effect on Christian spirituality is sparse at best. This study seeks to integrate the disciplines of psychology and theology in order to better understand the effect depression has upon spirituality. A survey of literature, both recent and historic, sheds light on the hypothesis that depression causes spiritual distress. Particular emphasis is given to the writings of the Puritans, who were prolific on the subject. Original qualitative research involving the interviews of depressed subjects is presented. Implications for clinical treatment and suggestions for further research are put forth.
BF1 .M63 v. 16 no. 2 2011
"Though the darkness hide thee: a study of depression and Christian spirituality,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 16
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol16/iss2/9