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The Resource Much madness is divinest sense : wisdom in memoirs of soul-suffering, Kathleen J. Greider

Much madness is divinest sense : wisdom in memoirs of soul-suffering, Kathleen J. Greider

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Much madness is divinest sense : wisdom in memoirs of soul-suffering
Title
Much madness is divinest sense
Title remainder
wisdom in memoirs of soul-suffering
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen J. Greider
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Much Madness Is Divinest Sense, which gets its title from the famous Dickinson poem, is, says Greider, "a gateway into the poignancy and power of the widespread struggle with madness and other forms of emotional anguish." A study of memoirs written by those who have experienced such suffering, Greider shows that those who produce accounts of their struggle with "madness" or psychiatric illness of various types, whether in themselves or someone they love, assert on the basis of their experience that there is sometimes "divinest sense" in madness--something of ultimate value. This book respectfully engages that assertion and seeks to understand it. "Soul-suffering" denotes the most profound aspects of psychic anguish and the book focuses on spiritual issues--questions of ultimate meanings and values--that psychic turmoil commonly precipitates. Where they are raised by the memoirists, the book touches on the beliefs and practices of specific religious traditions." -- Book Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greider, Kathleen J.
Dewey number
248.8/62
Index
no index present
LC call number
BT732.7
LC item number
.G74 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suffering
  • Mental illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Mentally ill
  • Emotions
  • Mental health
Label
Much madness is divinest sense : wisdom in memoirs of soul-suffering, Kathleen J. Greider
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memoirs of soul-suffering -- Why study memoirs of soul-suffering? -- What makes wisdom in memoirs of soul-suffering "spiritual?" -- Why produce memoirs of soul-suffering? -- Problems with memoirs of soul-suffering -- Studying memoirs of soul-suffering -- Identity -- Personal contexts, particular suffering -- Social sicknesses, collective suffering -- Sick from seeing too much -- Suffering -- Acute anguish -- Longer-term dynamics of the anguish -- The special anguish of suicidality -- Families' distinctive anguish -- Care -- Care that harms -- Care that helps -- Healing -- Turning points -- Acceptance and small steps -- Healing work -- Healing mental health services -- Healing mind, body and soul -- Healing religion -- Healing spirituality -- Epilogue : Spiritual wisdom for all of us
Control code
145431652
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780829815702
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007024216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)145431652
Label
Much madness is divinest sense : wisdom in memoirs of soul-suffering, Kathleen J. Greider
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memoirs of soul-suffering -- Why study memoirs of soul-suffering? -- What makes wisdom in memoirs of soul-suffering "spiritual?" -- Why produce memoirs of soul-suffering? -- Problems with memoirs of soul-suffering -- Studying memoirs of soul-suffering -- Identity -- Personal contexts, particular suffering -- Social sicknesses, collective suffering -- Sick from seeing too much -- Suffering -- Acute anguish -- Longer-term dynamics of the anguish -- The special anguish of suicidality -- Families' distinctive anguish -- Care -- Care that harms -- Care that helps -- Healing -- Turning points -- Acceptance and small steps -- Healing work -- Healing mental health services -- Healing mind, body and soul -- Healing religion -- Healing spirituality -- Epilogue : Spiritual wisdom for all of us
Control code
145431652
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780829815702
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007024216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)145431652

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