Julie J. Exline—in conversation with Fuller scholars and practitioners—explores approaches to mental health that consider people’s perceptions of the supernatural and their struggles with the spiritual.
Julie J. Exline is professor of the psychology of religion and spirituality at Case Western Reserve University.
In her lecture “Supernatural Attributions: How Do People Perceive Messages from God, the Devil, and Human Spirits?,” delivered at the 2023 Integration Symposium, Julie Exline surveys the lenses by which people understand supernatural experiences, how this affects moral beliefs and behavior, and why it matters for mental health professionals.+ Watch
In response to Julie Exline’s lecture on “Supernatural Attributions and Mental Health,” Jose Abraham takes a missiological approach and discusses the healthy, liberating, and justice-enacting impact supernatural attributions can have in secular modern societies.+ Watch
In her lecture “Spiritual Struggle: An Overview of Key Concepts and Findings,” delivered at the 2023 Integration Symposium, Julie Exline surveys varieties of spiritual struggle through the lens of mental health, with a particular focus on the idea of anger towards God.+ Watch
The Integration Symposium is an annual lecture series featuring a nationally recognized scholar focusing on the integration of psychology and theology and is hosted by Fuller’s School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy. The 2023 Symposium centered on the theme “Supernatural Attributions and Spiritual Struggles.” Learn more about Fuller’s School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy and its programs.