Religious compulsions frequently occur, but are not that easy to recognize. At which point is a pro-nounced faith pathological and when do religious commandments and rituals become straitjackets? An extremely high-minded moral attitude and the fear of divine punishment should the person not meet these requirements are behind religious compulsion. From their respective perspectives, the psychotherapist Burkhard Ciupka-Schön and the pastor Harmut Becks describe how religious compulsions arise, how they can be distinguished from a healthy faith and how affected individuals can overcome their compulsion. They also refer to historical examples such as Martin Luther, whose biography can be very helpful for those who are affected to-day.
- First guidebook on this topic
- For affected persons, relatives, therapists and pastoral workers