Author(s): Mick Power
Adieu to God examines atheism from a psychologicalperspective and reveals how religious phenomena and beliefs arepsychological rather than supernatural in origin.
Mick Power is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, as well as a practicing Clinical Psychologist who has worked at Guy's Hospital and Maudsley and Bethlem Hospitals. Raised as a Catholic, Power became an atheist at 16.
Preface. Chapter 1 A Short History of Religion. Chapter 2 The Psychology of Religion - The Varieties of Normal Experience. Chapter 3 The Psychology of Religion - The Varieties of Abnormal Experience. Chapter 4 Social Structures and Religion. Chapter 5 Religion, Power, and Control. Chapter 6 Religion and Health. Chapter 7 How to be a Healthy Atheist. References. Author Index.