by Richard G. Johnson, MD., Ph.D.
In Considering Psychotherapy & God, psychotherapy and religion come together in an attempt to treat a variety of emotional issues. The author is a certified psychiatrist and neurologist with an MD and a PhD in psychoanalysis. Dr. Johnson observes the role that religion plays in finding one's true identity, determining one's politics, and achieving genuine maturity in life. He examines the behavioral aspects of religion to answer the question, "what can the science of psychoanalysis and the practice of religion offer each other?" In so doing, he not only manages to reconcile the opposites of science and religion, but also offers new insights into how people can use these tools to better themselves.