Society of Biblical Literature

Jesus the Village Psychiatrist

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Capps, Donald (2008). Jesus the Village Psychiatrist. Louisville: Westminster John Knox.

From the jacket: Capps argues that one of Jesus’ purposes was to heal people from mental illnesses, which people in the ancient world would have called possessions and seen manifested in physical ailments such as blindness, paralysis, or other symptoms. As Capps argues, Jesus’ mission involved attending to and overcoming the various psychological and cultural causes behind these illnesses.

This book was featured in a session of the Psychology and Biblical Studies Section at the SBL Annual Meeting in New Orleans in November 2009.

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