The role of psychotic disorders in religious history considered.

  title={The role of psychotic disorders in religious history considered.},
  author={Evan D. Murray and Miles Cunningham and Bruce H. Price},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  volume={24 4},
The authors have analyzed the religious figures Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and St. Paul from a behavioral, neurologic, and neuropsychiatric perspective to determine whether new insights can be achieved about the nature of their revelations. Analysis reveals that these individuals had experiences that resemble those now defined as psychotic symptoms, suggesting that their experiences may have been manifestations of primary or mood disorder-associated psychotic disorders. The rationale for this… 

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