Chapter 20. A Moment of Anger, a Lifetime of Favor: Image of God, Personality, and Orthodox Religiosity

  1. Peter J. Verhagen Psychiatrist Theologian2,
  2. Herman M. Van Praag Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry3,
  3. Juan J. López-Ibor Jr Professor of Psychiatry4,
  4. John L Cox Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry5 and
  5. Driss Moussaoui Professor of Psychiatry6
  1. Elisabeth H. M. Eurelings-Bontekoe Associate Professor and
  2. Hanneke Schaap-Jonker Lecturer in Psychology

Published Online: 13 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682203.ch20

Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries

Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries

How to Cite

Eurelings-Bontekoe, E. H. M. and Schaap-Jonker, H. (2010) A Moment of Anger, a Lifetime of Favor: Image of God, Personality, and Orthodox Religiosity, in Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries (eds P. J. Verhagen, H. M. Van Praag, J. J. López-Ibor, J. L. Cox and D. Moussaoui), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682203.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Meerkanten GGZ, Harderwijk, The Netherlands

  2. 3

    University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

  4. 5

    University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

  5. 6

    Ibn Rushd University, Casablanca, Morocco

Author Information

  1. The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2010

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694718

Online ISBN: 9780470682203

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Keywords:

  • a moment of anger, lifetime of favor - image of god, personality and orthodox religiosity;
  • ‘His anger endures but a moment, but his favor is for a lifetime,’ sings the psalmist in Psalm 30 about God;
  • image of God, both in normal and in psychiatric patients;
  • God image, being measured by means of Questionnaire God Image;
  • psychology and psychiatry - recognition of ‘Religious and Spiritual Problem’ areas in DSM-IV;
  • personality pathology, as determinant of a negative God image;
  • psychological distress, as determinant of God image;
  • orthodox religious culture - determinant of God image;
  • orthodox reformed church members - experiencing God as more punitive;
  • orthodox Protestant people - distinguishing themselves from people of other denominations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Image of God

  • Orthodox Religiosity and the Manifestation of Descriptive and Structural Borderline Personality Pathology

  • Discussion

  • References