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The Boston Globe Magazine

"[Interviewer:] Do you think that many psychologists and psychiatrists are too quick to dismiss religion? "[Dr. Coles:] That's one of the more unfortunate tendencies of some contemporary psychiatric theorists. They have no great interest in religious matters. ... They indulge in the sad spectacle of, for instance, calling a religious interest an evidence of neurosis or evidence of immaturity. ... There's no question that religion, like everything else, can be used in crazy ways. But there's much more to religious faith than some psychologists have been willing to acknowledge."

Reprinted with permission of the interviewer, D. C. Denison.

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