"...Noteworthy and full of insights, Unclean is a recommended reading for anyone interested in the psychological- and theological- aspects of purity in the church..." (David Jimenez-Cardenas Psychology of Religion 1900-01-00)
...The value of this book is that it begins a conversation that needs to be explored. Many of the discussions to date about human sexuality have ignored the impact of a disgust reaction on the ways that people respond to those discussions. A more honest recognition of personal response will allow a more honest conversation. For that reason, I am grateful for the contribution this book makes... (Marion Chatterley The Expository Times 1900-01-00)
“Beck’s skillful writing and psychological wisdom make this book a thought-provoking read.” (Sue Dickinson Reviews in Religion & Theology 1900-01-00) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Richard Beck is Professor of Psychology at Abilene Christian University. This is his first book but he has published extensively in the empirical literature concerning the intersection of Christian faith and psychology.
Beck expertly reviews the psychology of disgust and shows how the research can be applied to the life of the church. Read morePublished 1 month ago by gws travels
Thought provoking... necessary correction... and valuable for ministering in our complex Western culture.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I thought it would be purely about purity; it is religiously accented. Its about social aversions caused by disgust (what the author calls socio-moral disgust). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jason Ball
Fantastic, challenging book. Dr. Beck harnesses his psychology background to look at the way in which churches deal with disgust and "uncleanliness." Highly recommend.Published 2 months ago by Michael Boyle
I think this is a book that makes profound points about human nature and our proclivity towards organized religion. Read morePublished 5 months ago by C. Forbess
Beck's Unclean is a unique book for someone used to reading a lot of Biblical studies and theology. In the work Beck examines Matthew 9 and Jesus quotation of the Old Testament:... Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Lussier
Richard Beck has produced a genius text that is moving, challenging, insightful, and highly readable.Published 13 months ago by robosnake
Beck has helpfully collected and presented a variety of psychological studies that illustrate how humans' deeply rooted disgust impulses affect their behavior and thinking. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Tyler Chernesky