The Angelic Conjunction

Reider, Norman
December 1955
New Republic;12/5/55, Vol. 133 Issue 23, p22
The article focuses on "the angelic conjunction" of divinity and medicine, the practice of both professions that were common in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Both professions underwent significant changes with the rise of science. The last ten years witnessed a revival of interest in the relation between medicine and religion, with the clergy interested in psychiatry and psychiatrists interested in religion. Also, the psychiatric literature has greatly increased its references to religion and formulations of development of character structure point more and more to the effective integrative influences of religious belief. It is important to note that many popular books and articles reiterate the claim that there is no conflict between psychiatry and religion.


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