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May, Gerald G.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 135 publications in 7 languages and 6,223 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RC533, 248.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Gerald G May
 
Most widely held works by Gerald G May
Addiction and grace by Gerald G May( Book )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the causes and characteristics of addiction, examines its psychological, neurological, and theological aspects, and explains how grace can can help overcome addiction
Will and spirit : a contemplative psychology by Gerald G May( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the psychological and spiritual aspects of fear, love, tension, good and evil, and the search for meaning
The dark night of the soul : a psychiatrist explores the connection between darkness and spiritual growth by Gerald G May( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Distinguished psychiatrist, spiritual counselor, and best selling author Gerald G. May argues that the "shadow" side of the spiritual life has been trivialized and neglected to our serious detriment. In The Dark Night of the Soul, Dr. May shows that the dark side is a vital ingredient for deep, authentic, healthy spirituality. Superficial and naively upbeat spirituality does not heal and enrich the soul; nor does our tendency to relegate deep spiritual growth to mystics and saints help us cope with the fullness of what we experience in life. Only honest, sometimes difficult encounters with what Christian spirituality calls "the dark night of the soul" can lead to true spiritual wholeness. May emphasizes that the dark night is not necessarily a time of suffering and despair, but rather one of deep transition, during which our lives are clouded and full of mystery as we move through a time of trial and uncertainty to freedom and joy. The darkness of the night implies nothing sinister, but rather that our liberation takes place mysteriously, in secret, and beyond our conscious control. May draws on the great Christian spiritual teachings and writings on the "dark night," especially by John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila, on other spiritual traditions, psychiatric ideas and resources, and on poetry and literature. The Dark Night of the Soul embraces the universal spiritual experience of disorientation, doubt, fear, emptiness, "dryness," and despair, all of which are ingredients in developing a mature, authentic spiritual life
The awakened heart : living beyond addiction by Gerald G May( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an exploration of the healing concepts of love and grace
Care of mind, care of spirit : psychiatric dimensions of spiritual direction by Gerald G May( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although secular psychology addressed a great deal about how we come to be the way we are and how we might live more efficiently, it can offer nothing in terms of why we exist or how we should use our lives," writes Gerald May in this classic discussion of the nature of contemporary spiritual guidance and its relationship to counseling and psychiatry. For millions turning for answers to the world of the spirit, May shows how psychiatry and spiritual direction are alike, how they complement one another, and how they ultimately diverge
Pilgrimage home : the conduct of contemplative practice in groups by Gerald G May( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simply sane : stop fixing yourself and start really living by Gerald G May( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simply sane : the spirituality of mental health by Gerald G May( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Care of mind, care of spirit : a psychiatrist explores spiritual direction by Gerald G May( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open way : a meditation handbook by Gerald G May( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The awakened heart : opening yourself to the love you need by Gerald G May( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Integrating the wisdom of ancient mystics and the insights of contemporary thinkers, May examines the spiritual longings that are often hidden and controlled by society's pressures and expectations."'Publishers Weekly
Simpler living, compassionate life : a Christian perspective by Michael Schut( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On its ten-year anniversary of publication, we are pleased to re-issue this popular title. Editor Michael Schut presents a rare collection of voices {u2014} Henri Nouwen, Cecile Andrews, Richard Foster and others {u2014} as they explore our use of money, the practice of simplicity, listening to our lives, widening our circle of community, and other topics at the core of how we live out our faith in our homes and workplaces. A study guide is included." -- Publisher's description
Sehnsucht, Sucht und Gnade aus der Abhängigkeit zur Freiheit by Gerald G May( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der sanfte Weg : e. Meditationshandbuch by Gerald G May( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From cruelty to compassion : the crucible of personal transformation by Gerald G May( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ich schlafe, doch mein Herz ist wach : Wege zum kontemplativen Leben by Gerald G May( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Nacht der Seele mit Mystikern aus der Depression by Gerald G May( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Distinguished psychiatrist, spiritual counselor, and best selling author Gerald G. May argues that the "shadow" side of the spiritual life has been trivialized and neglected to our serious detriment. In The Dark Night of the Soul, Dr. May shows that the dark side is a vital ingredient for deep, authentic, healthy spirituality. Superficial and naively upbeat spirituality does not heal and enrich the soul; nor does our tendency to relegate deep spiritual growth to mystics and saints help us cope with the fullness of what we experience in life. Only honest, sometimes difficult encounters with what Christian spirituality calls "the dark night of the soul" can lead to true spiritual wholeness. May emphasizes that the dark night is not necessarily a time of suffering and despair, but rather one of deep transition, during which our lives are clouded and full of mystery as we move through a time of trial and uncertainty to freedom and joy. The darkness of the night implies nothing sinister, but rather that our liberation takes place mysteriously, in secret, and beyond our conscious control. May draws on the great Christian spiritual teachings and writings on the "dark night," especially by John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila, on other spiritual traditions, psychiatric ideas and resources, and on poetry and literature. The Dark Night of the Soul embraces the universal spiritual experience of disorientation, doubt, fear, emptiness, "dryness," and despair, all of which are ingredients in developing a mature, authentic spiritual life
A spiritual gift and an offering in return : spiritual awareness and western psychology by Gerald G May( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sencillamente cuerdo : la espiritualidad de la salud mental by Gerhard May( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From attachment to love by Gerald G May( Recording )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The dark night of the soul : a psychiatrist explores the connection between darkness and spiritual growth
Alternative Names
Gerald May American psychiatrist

Gerald May Amerikaans psychiater (1940-2005)

Gerald May amerikai pszichiáter, 1940-2005

May, Gerald.

May, Gerald 1940-2005

May, Gerald Gordon 1940-2005

메이, 제랄드

메이, 제랄드 G

메이, 제럴드

메이, 제럴드 G

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Will and spirit : a contemplative psychologyThe dark night of the soul : a psychiatrist explores the connection between darkness and spiritual growthSimply sane : the spirituality of mental healthCare of mind, care of spirit : a psychiatrist explores spiritual directionThe awakened heart : opening yourself to the love you needSimpler living, compassionate life : a Christian perspectiveDie Nacht der Seele mit Mystikern aus der DepressionSencillamente cuerdo : la espiritualidad de la salud mental