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Depression and the Divine

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David Wilson's initial research into the phenomenon of prophecy in the Hebrew Bible suggested that many of the passages featuring prophets, and hitherto considered to be bizarre myths (or much-edited collections of traditions) were, in fact, sequences of dreams. Moreover, it was possible to compare the structure of these sequences with the structure of a night's sleep (hypnogram)--as revealed by modern sleep research--to demonstrate that the "sleeper" was depressed. This characteristic, depressive sleep architecture was then used to show that three characters in particular, Elijah, Jonah, and Adam--compared in the New Testament with Jesus--were all, in fact, depressed. Quite naturally, this raised further questions concerning the nature of Jesus himself: Was he merely a prophet? If he wasn't, how did he differ? If he was depressed, how was he able to function (and succeed in his mission) when Elijah and Jonah clearly had such great difficulties? These and other questions are raised throughout this book, and many of them are not new, but they are, however, changed forever when asked against a contextual background of altered states of consciousness (ASCs), and dreamform in particular.


Although originally trained as an industrial chemist, David Wilson read theology and pastoral studies upon his return to academia in 1995. After graduation, he completed an MA, before submitting a multidisciplinary thesis in selected passages of the Hebrew Bible to the University of Manchester in 2006. This preliminary research initiated a ten-year quest to produce a more definitive work on prophecy in both testaments of the Christian Bible from a psychophysiological perspective.


Titel: Depression and the Divine
Untertitel: Was Jesus Clinically Depressed?
EAN: 9781532662690
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Genre: Religion, Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 252
Veröffentlichung: 21.12.2018