Adieu to God: Why Psychology Leads to Atheism

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.

  • Answers the psychological question of why, in the face ofoverwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, do religionscontinue to prosper?
  • Looks at atheism and religion using a fair and balancedapproach based on the latest work in psychology, sociology, anthropology, psychiatry and medicine
  • Acknowledges the many psychological benefits of religion whilestill questioning the validity of its supernatural belief systemsand providing atheist alternatives to a fulfilling life

Product Information

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780470669945
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Limited
  • : Wiley-Blackwell
  • : 0.278
  • : February 2012
  • : 229mm X 152mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mick Power
  • : Paperback
  • : 312
  • : English
  • : 200.1/9
  • : 214