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Laing and religion 

Laing and religion
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Laing and religion
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Allan Beveridge

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10.1093/med/9780199583577.003.0015
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date: 24 January 2018

Chapter 5 describes Laing’s attitude to religion and his anguished struggle with issues of belief and unbelief. It considers the influence of his Scottish Presbyterian upbringing on his development and how he responded to the many contemporary scientific and philosophical critiques of faith. We examine how Laing’s religious outlook informed his approach to psychiatry and the way he conceived of mental disturbance.

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