Special Issue "Religion & Addiction"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2014).
Interests: spirituality; theology & health; addiction
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Interests: religious studies; buddhism; addiction
There is extensive empirical research evidence to suggest that affiliation with faith communities protects against addiction, and that spirituality/religion can play a part in spontaneous recovery and in formal treatment programs. However, there has been little written from the disciplines of theology or religious studies concerning comparative perspectives on how spirituality/religion influence understanding of addiction or how they inform programs of recovery. The special issue will take a broad view of the ways in which religion and spirituality contribute to our understanding of addiction, and will examine a range of specific different religious/spiritual traditions, as well as addressing general issues. Alongside the teachings of some of these traditions, consideration will be given to the “secular” spirituality of the 12 Step Programs of Alcoholics Anonymous and the other Anonymous Fellowships.
Prof. Dr. Chris Cook
Dr. Wendy Dossett
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