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Mind and Emotions

It happened in one of our Christian hospitals for the mentally ill. Two ministers had gone to visit a young man who was receiving treatment. The young nude patient was very sick. His line of talk was highly delusional. After the pastoral duties had been performed and the two visitors were ready to leave, one of them said to the […]

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Christianity, Psychology, and Psychiatry

The above theme was held in Grand Rapids at Calvin College on April 7 and 8, 1954. There are reasons to believe that this first venture was highly successful. This seemed to be the consensus of opinion among those who attended. The conference was mainly the result of the initiative of Dr. Klaire V. Kuiper, Medical Director and […]

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The “Grip” on Life

Two men were talking about a mutual friend. They were discussing certain saddening developments in the friend’s life. For some reason the friend wasn’t doing well in his work. He seemed to be failing in h is ability to meet his problems, and that for no adequate apparent reason. He seemed to be taking to the technique of running away from any troublesome […]

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What is Mental Illness?

III “The healthy personality actualizes himself within and in effective rapport with the framework of reality as God has ordered it.” That is the general definition of a healthy personality that we gave in our previous article in this series (August–September, 1952 issue). It was further stated that the mentally ill person is one who “in […]

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There is adventure ahead. One of the most stimulating adventures on which a person can embark is to study all the “ins” and “outs” of some element of Christian truth and to follow such truth into all the paths of life and practical experience that it significantly touches. It is our plan to enter upon such an […]

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Mind, Heart, and Antithesis

In the April issue of The Reformed Journal Dr. Henry Stob of Calvin Seminary presents his reply to our “Note to a Seminary Professor” appearing in the February number of Torch and Trumpet. Dr. Stob’s reply is entitled “Towards Better Understanding.” Needless to say we have read Dr. Stob’s reply with a great deal of interest […]

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What Is Mental Illness? (II)

May we call a man “insane” just because the society in which he lives is annoyed with him? In our last article (February–March issue) we saw that a “social” definition of mental illness has its pitfalls. How may we generally describe the sick or the healthy personality? We also saw in the previous article that the mere fact certain […]

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God’s Freemen

REFORMED piety is a free piety. This we stated explicitly in our first article. (Volume I, No.4). But since then we have developed two other characteristics of Reformed piety. characteristics also mentioned in the first article. In the first place we were quite emphatic about it that true piety is a piety of law of recognition of the […]

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