Emotional and Spiritual Abuse in the Church (I): the Divine Authority Syndrome

Emotional and spiritual abuse in the church often results from wrong ideas about how divine authority functions within the faith community. It is often wielded as a tool to suppress, exploit, and dominate gullible believers. This article aims to show the deeply theological connections between abuse and religious authority. In short, spiritual abuse has

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Josh de Keijzer

Writes at joshdekeyzer.com. Writer, researcher, lecturer, Bonhoeffer scholar. Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology.