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Ep. 73 Demons, Mental Health, and Biblical Interpretation with Ragy Girgis and Tasia Scrutton

The Reluctant Theologian Podcast

A clinical psychologist, a philosopher, and a theologian walk into a room. There is no punchline there because I am not telling a joke. Instead, I am describing today’s episode. We get into all sorts of fascinating topics today. We look at clinical psychosis, and how to interpret various passages of the Bible that talk about demon possession. Then we consider how our interpretations of scripture impact the way the Church treats those with mental health issues. We also consider the metaphysics of demon possession, and how to tell the difference between a religious experience and a psychotic one. Credits: Host: R.T. Mullins (PhD, University of St Andrews) is a senior research fellow at the University of Helsinki's Collegium for Advanced Studies. Guest: Ragy Girgis (MD, University of Pittsburgh) is associate professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University. Check out his book, On Satan, Demons, and Psychiatry.  Guest: Tasia Scrutton (PhD, University of Durham) is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Leeds. Check out her book, Christianity and Depression.  Scientific Adviser and Show Manager: Ema Sani (PhD, University of Glasgow) is a postdoctoral fellow in biology at the University of Edinburgh. Music by Rockandmetal_domination – Raising-questions rtmullins.com

1hr 2mins

2 Jun 2021

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Tasia Scrutton on Mother Teresa and Potentially Transformative Dark Nights

Logos Institute Podcast

This is episode 62 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) continue our interview with Dr Tasia Scrutton(University of Leeds) about her recent book, Christianity and Depression (SCM Press). If you're interested in jumping around to different points of the interview, here are some timestamps to help:0:56 - How does a dark night of the soul connect with discussions of depression4:10 - Mother Teresa10:08 - Resisting a bifurcation between depression and dark night of the soul11:34 - Dark nights as potentially transformative13:19 - Henri Nouwen, connecting depression with a deeper love of God15:28 - On the importance of not pressuring people to find meaning in their suffering15:57 - a caution not to treat prima facie evils as intrinsic goods18:15 - Summary of what Christianity does contribute to discussions of depression22:24 - Future research for TasiaIf you've enjoyed listening to this interview, please see other content from our guest:Tasia Scrutton1. Faculty Page - https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/philosophy/staff/1131/dr-tasia-scrutton2. Amazon Christianity and Depression - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christianity-Depression-Tasia-Scrutton/dp/0334058902/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=christianity+and+depression&qid=1592992368&sr=8-1To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

29mins

23 Jul 2020

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Conversations on Dante 5: Tasia Scrutton and Simon Hewitt on grief theory, CS Lewis and Dante

Leeds Dante Podcast

Conversations on Dante is a new set of podcast episodes from the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies at the University of Leeds. In each episode, we sit down with researchers from a range of disciplines to discuss some of the work which is helping to shape our understanding of Dante, his context and works, and his place in the cultures of the world. In this episode, Dr Tasia Scrutton and Dr Simon Hewitt discuss continuing bonds theory - a field which considers the importance of a continuing bond with the dead in bereavement. We consider CS Lewis's diary, A Grief Observed, written after the death of his wife in 1960, and how Lewis engages with Dante; we go on to discuss how Dante and Lewis share a concern with the ongoing connections between the living and the dead, and the enduring bonds between souls - questions which had also been discussed by Aquinas and Augustine. We also consider the broader implications of continuing bonds, and how Dante can help us understand those implications for society today.  Tasia Scrutton is Associate Professor, and Simon Hewitt is Research Fellow, in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds.  The conversation is hosted by Matthew Treherne. 

34mins

15 Jul 2020

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Tasia Scrutton on Social Sin, Depression, and the Myth of Choice

Logos Institute Podcast

This is episode 61 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) continue our interview with Dr Tasia Scrutton(University of Leeds) about her recent book, Christianity and Depression (SCM Press). If you're interested in jumping around to different points of the interview, here are some timestamps to help:0:21 - Two Competing Demythologizing Accounts1:31 - Why Tasia Scrutton's account is not a demythologizing one2:53 - Is there a myth that my depression is somehow deeply connected with my choices?6:21 - Can piety save us from depression?8:21 - The Myth of Choice & Pelagianism10:56 - Is there any connection between sin and depression? (The Social Aspect of Sin)13:19 - How does one's Christian account of anthropology connect with how one treats depression?If you've enjoyed listening to this interview, please see other content from our guest:Tasia Scrutton1. Faculty Page - https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/philosophy/staff/1131/dr-tasia-scrutton2. Amazon Christianity and Depression - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christianity-Depression-Tasia-Scrutton/dp/0334058902/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=christianity+and+depression&qid=1592992368&sr=8-1To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

20mins

2 Jul 2020

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Episode 9 Dr Tasia Scrutton On Christianity And Depression

Women's Theology Speakeasy

How does the church explain depression? What is a 'dark night of the soul'? Does the church take depression seriously enough?Charlotte talks to Dr Tasia Scrutton about her work on Christianity and Depression (https://scmpress.hymnsam.co.uk/books/9780334058908/christianity-and-depression) and they discuss the story of Sarah in Tobit. Content warning: suicide and suicidal ideation..

44mins

1 Jul 2020

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Tasia Scrutton on Depression, Demons, Sin, and Demythologization

Logos Institute Podcast

This is episode 60 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) chat with Dr Tasia Scrutton(University of Leeds) about her recent book, Christianity and Depression (SCM Press). This is just the first part, so there's a bit of a warm-up. But then we move quickly through discussions of demons, sin, Christus Victor models of atonement, and much more. If you're interested in jumping around to different points of the interview, here are some timestamps to help:0:35 - Introduction of Dr Scrutton4:02 - How has your current project benefitted from historians of science?5:16 - Can you offer us a map of how you became interested in the intersection of Christianity and depression?9:36 - What are some of the views you take up in the book on the etiology and meaning of depression?12:04 - Is depression a result of sin?12:52 - Can depression be potentially transformative?13:18 - What about demons? What's wrong with attributing the presence of sin and depression to them?14:18 - Can you say more about God's relationship to suffering more broadly?16:11 - Why might someone wish to focus on sin and demons as causes of depression in certain Christian circles?19:39 - Christus Victor and DemythologizationIf you've enjoyed listening to this interview, please see other content from our guest:Tasia Scrutton1. Faculty Page - https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/philosophy/staff/1131/dr-tasia-scrutton2. Amazon Christianity and Depression - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christianity-Depression-Tasia-Scrutton/dp/0334058902/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=christianity+and+depression&qid=1592992368&sr=8-1To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

23mins

24 Jun 2020

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Episode 33, Impassibility, Passibility, and Mental Health, Part 2 with Tasia Scrutton

The Reluctant Theologian Podcast

In the last episode, Dr. Tasia Scrutton and I discussed arguments for and against divine impassibility. Then we started to consider the doctrine of divine passibility. In today’s episode, we pick up the conversation by considering objections to divine passibility related to omnipotence and perfect rationality. Then we chat a bit about Tasia’s new book, “Christianity and Depression.” We ask if the suffering God of passibility can really help us in our time of anguish. Here is a link to her new book.  https://scmpress.hymnsam.co.uk/books/9780334058908/christianity-and-depression Credits: Host: R.T. Mullins (PhD, University of St Andrews) is a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh's Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Guest: Tasia Scrutton (PhD, University of Durham) is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Leeds. Scientific Adviser and Show Manager: Ema Sani (PhD, University of Glasgow) is a postdoctoral fellow in biology at the University of Edinburgh. Music by Rockandmetal_domination – Raising-questions rtmullins.com

35mins

8 Apr 2020

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Episode 32, Impassibility and Passibility, Part 1 with Tasia Scrutton

The Reluctant Theologian Podcast

Have you ever thought about God’s emotional life? What is an emotion, and what kind of emotions does God have? In this two part episode, I sit down with Tasia Scrutton to discuss the debate over divine impassibility and divine passibility. We discuss the philosophy of emotions, and the role that emotions play in debates over the divine nature. In part 2, we continue the conversation about this debate, but also consider the implications of this for issues related to mental health, and the problem of suffering. Credits: Host: R.T. Mullins (PhD, University of St Andrews) is a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh's Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Guest: Tasia Scrutton (PhD, University of Durham) is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Leeds. Scientific Adviser and Show Manager: Ema Sani (PhD, University of Glasgow) is a postdoctoral fellow in biology at the University of Edinburgh. Music by Rockandmetal_domination – Raising-questions rtmullins.com

36mins

1 Apr 2020