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Samuel Pfeifer and Regula Gasser
Phenomenology and psychodynamics of religious delusions
An emprirical study of 43 patients
Psy. Clinic Sonnenhalde, Basel / Switzerland
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a) Incorrigibility of an objectively strange conviction
b) Not amenable to reason - failure to look for proofs
c) Pathological egocentrism.
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Salience of personal religiosity is described as strong, when the patient is an active member of a religious group, is regularly visiting servicesor when his religion is visible in is outer appearance or behaviour (e.g. special clothes, oiving in a monastery).
Two patients lived in a religious order, three attended a bilbe college, three lived in a non-formal religious community.
TFC = traditional free church, CFC = Charismatic free church
No autocastration or self-blinding in this sample – but in literature.
Wall painting Rila monastery / Bulgaria
* PAT = The psychotic person shows both functional and dysfunctional aspects of behavior and ideas, some of which could be called “religious”.