Public Seminar: ‘"Spiritual" versus "Mental" Health in Japan and the UK', Durham University Spirituality, Theology, and Health Seminar

Harding, C. (Speaker)

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Public Seminar: ‘"Spiritual" versus "Mental" Health in Japan and the UK', Durham University Spirituality, Theology, and Health Seminar. 4.30-6pm in Seminar Room ER152, Elvet Riverside 1, Durham University, 83 New Elvet, Durham. Since Japan opened its doors to western science and culture in the late nineteenth century, traditional Japanese religious and artistic ideas about ‘spiritual’ development and self-cultivation have entered into deep dialogue with western religion, psychiatry, and psychotherapy. Exploring the results of a fascinating cultural conversation, this paper asks whether the way ‘spiritual’ versus ‘mental’ health is understood in Japan can help us reflect on and evaluate the growing closeness of religion, spirituality, and psychiatry/psychotherapy in the West.
Period15 May 2014
Event typeOther
LocationUnited Kingdom