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Schizophrenia and Manic-Depressive Disorder

The Biological Roots of Mental Illness as Revealed by the Landmark Study of Identical Twins

Schizophrenia and Manic-Depressive Disorder( )
Author: Torrey, E. Fuller
Taylor, Edward
Bowler, Ann
Gottesman, Irving I.
Publication Date:Apr 1994
Publisher:Basic Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.00
Book Description:

"An important contribution to the ongoing debate over the origins of mental illness, this book is based on the largest study ever of identical twins in which one was ill and the other not. The book pro"

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Psychology / Psychopathology / Schizophrenia
Psychology / Psychopathology / Bipolar Disorder
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.13 x 9.25 Inches
Book Weight:1.261 Pounds
Author Biography
Torrey, E. Fuller (Author)
A Congregational minister engaged in the task of establishing a spiritual code in a new country, Taylor explored the discursive possibilities of the metaphysical tradition of George Herbert, John Donne, and Richard Crashaw. His Protestant religious convictions made his vocation of teacher and minister difficult in Restoration England. When Taylor refused to sign the 1662 Act of Uniformity, he was prevented from teaching school, and finally, in 1668, he set sail for the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1671 Taylor graduated from Harvard College, and by 1673 he possessed his own parsonage and congregation in Westfield, Massachusetts. A year later he married Elizabeth Fitch, with whom he would have eight children. Their union lasted until her death. In 1692 Taylor married a second time; he and his second wife, Ruth Wyllys, would produce another six children. As a theologian, Taylor---like Milton and his Puritan forebears---needed to explain "God's ways to men," and both his poetry and his elaborate sermons endeavored to do so. Taylor's poetic meditations frequently dealt with divine love, while his sermons sought to teach the necessary doctrine that resulted from that love. But Taylor also tried to employ history, both cultural and personal, as an instructive device. In the early eighteenth century, Taylor inscribed an epic poem of over 20,000 lines that would later be published as A Metrical History of Christianity. Because Taylor preferred to be perceived as a minister, rather than as a writer, he went largely unpublished during his lifetime. But his use of metaphor, history, and language have established his reputation as an important American writer. His creative use of language has led contemporary critics to find his work particularly compelling. 020

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