and obsessive-compulsive symptoms: Confirmatory factor analysis and validity of the Penn Inventory of Scrupulosity
Foucault describes how the development of the penitentials around the sacrament of penance in the 17th century transformed sex into a rule for everyone, not only priests, monks, and nuns, and how the practice of examination of conscience, with its attendant habits of scrupulosity
and casuistry, led to a spirituality of "blissful suffering" in the resistance of temptation toward any sexual transgression, no matter how minor or even elusive.
Now when we see scrupulosity
, we're calling it obsessive-compulsive disorder, which may have religious features to it.
Participants completed the Penn Inventory of Scrupulosity
(PIOS) and the Attachment to God Inventory (AGI).
happens to the nicest people: Saint Therese of Lisieux, one of the Doctors of the church, wrestled with it for years.
11) In a chapter dedicated to Therese's "Mental Illness," Day returns to Therese's neurotic scrupulosity
, examines further "Therese's account of the nervous, neurotic state she was in for almost two years .
Someone who accepted this alternative conception would understandably suffer an inappropriate sense of lingering guilt, pressing and weighing him down, such as is seen clinically with scrupulosity
There are old guilts and bitternesses, and bursts of scrupulosity
I drag out every Lent, even though I no longer believe them necessary.
Vaughan's spirituality was an interesting mix of old Catholic piety and imported Roman devotions, heavily influenced by the intense interiority and moralism, if not to say scrupulosity
, of Protestant evangelicalism that cut across the devotional life of Victorian Christians of every stripe.
is its own kind of self-preoccupation.
Specializations: Psychology of Religion, Scrupulosity
and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.
Excesses of scrupulosity
once thought pure now look like obsessive-compulsive disorder; Julian of Norwich's desire for a terrible illness seems masochistic; St.
In his foreword to William Van Ornum's A Thousand Frightening Fantasies: Understanding and Healing Scrupulosity
and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Crossroad, 209 pages, $19.
Catholic morality came to be plagued with score-keeping and scrupulosity
Average viewers, baffled by such displays of pedantry and scrupulosity
, would not have known this was the final skirmish for now in a series that had pitted a rump group of literalist bishops against the body of American bishops and ICEL, and the bishops' doctrine committee against Trautman's liturgy committee.