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On Becoming More Open to Others in God: Asperger Syndrome and the Enneagram

Nutting, Geoffrey (2012) On Becoming More Open to Others in God: Asperger Syndrome and the Enneagram. Xlibris Corporation, Melbourne. 257pp. ISBN 9781477115602

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What we are and may become as persons, Dr Nutting contends, is precisely our relationships. He challenges a long-term mindset endemic in psychiatry and psychology, namely, the presumption to label deviations from statistical 'norms' as pathology. Key to recovery from psychiatric diagnosis trauma, he argues, is truly respectful human relationships. Nutting himself was assigned 'Asperger's Syndrome' A way of understanding personality in relationships is the Enneagram, an analytic spiritual psychology model, still controversial whilst growing in influence. Here its power to elucidate the dynamics of difficult and healing relationships is tested against the author's seventy-odd years' life-experience as child, adult, patient, psychiatric chaplain and academic.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Enneagram, Asperger syndrome, Attachment, Relationship, Spirituality, Pathology
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: JCS: Jesuit College of Spirituality
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 01:52
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 03:57
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2676

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