Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 115–123 | Cite as

Reconsidering three dichotomies

  • Richard C. Erickson


Certain dichotomies that are built into modern medical and psychiatric care—mind versus body, the individual versus the group, and “sin” versus sickness—are discussed and criticized. Judeo-Christian views regarding these issues are presented as helpful alternatives that can help set limits on the distinctions made.


Psychiatric Care Helpful Alternative 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard C. Erickson
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    • 1
  1. 1.University of Oregon Health Sciences CenterPortland
  2. 2.Psychology Service (116B)Portland VA Medical CenterPortland

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