Not Quoting Quiverfull: ‘Religious Enthusiasm’ Was Once Considered Mental Illness?

Not Quoting Quiverfull: ‘Religious Enthusiasm’ Was Once Considered Mental Illness? September 14, 2014

Someone sent this to me on Facebook. It’s a purported list of things that would be considered mental illness and land you in a British mental asylum during the late 1800s. ‘Over Study of Religion’ and ‘Religious Enthusiasm’ are listed as reasons to be committed along with some pretty surprising things such as being abused by your husband or novel reading.

When did religious enthusiasm because normalized, or even glorified?

For your amusement..

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NLQ Recommended Reading …

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce

13:24 – A Story of Faith and Obsession by M Dolon Hickmon


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