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Professor Christopher C. H. Cook - all publications

Authored book

  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2020). Christians Hearing Voices. Jessica Kingsley.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2018). Hearing Voices, Demonic and Divine: Scientific and Theological Perspectives. London: Routledge.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2011). The Philokalia and the Inner Life: On Passions and Prayer. Cambridge: James Clarke.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2010). Finding God in a Holy Place: Explorations of Prayer in Durham Cathedral. London: Continuum.

Edited book

  • Christopher C.H. Cook & Nathan H. White (2020). Biblical and Theological Visions of Resilience. Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies. Routledge.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. & Hamley, Isabelle (2020). The Bible and Mental Health: Towards a Biblical Theology of Mental Health. SCM.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H., McLean, Julienne & Tyler, Peter (2018). Mystical Theology and Contemporary Spiritual Practice: Renewing the Contemplative Tradition. Contemporary Theological Explorations in Christian Mysticism. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H., Powell, Andrew & Sims, Andrew (2016). Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice: Stories of Mind and Soul. RCPsych Publications.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2013). Spirituality, Theology & Mental Health. SCM Press.
  • Cook, C. (2013). Spirituality, Theology and Mental Health: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. London: SCM Press.
  • Cook, C. C. H., Powell, A. & Sims, A. (2009). Spirituality and Psychiatry. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists Press.

Monograph

  • Cook, C. C. H. (2006). Alcohol, Addiction and Christian Ethics. Cambridge Cambridge University Press.

Chapter in book

  • Christopher C.H. Cook & Nathan H. White (2020). Concluding Reflections: Transforming Resilience. In Biblical and Theological Visions of Resilience: Pastoral and Clinical Insights. Nathan H. White & Christopher C.H. Cook Routledge. 229-236.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. & Hamley, Isabelle (2020). Conclusion: Towards a Biblical Theology of Mental Health. In The Bible and Mental Health: Towards a Biblical Theology of Mental Health. Cook, Christopher C.H. & Hamley, Isabelle SCM. 217-228.
  • Hamley, Isabelle & Cook, Christopher C.H. (2020). Introduction. In The Bible and Mental Health: Towards a Biblical Theology of Mental Health. Cook, Christopher C.H. & Hamley, Isabelle SCM. xiii-xxi.
  • Nathan H. White & Christopher C.H. Cook (2020). Introduction: Biblical and theological visions of resilience. In Biblical and Theological Visions of Resilience: Pastoral and Clinical Insights. Nathan H. White & Christopher C.H. Cook Routledge. 1-16.
  • Grimwade, Lucy & Christopher C.H. Cook (2020). The Clinican's View of Spirituality in Mental Health Care. In Spiritual Care in Mental Health Settings. Fletcher, J. Jessica Kingsley. 213-222.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2020). The Gerasene Demoniac. In The Bible and Mental Health: Towards a Biblical Theology of Mental Health. Cook, Christopher C.H. & Hamley, Isabelle SCM. 141-156.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2020). What did Jesus have to say about mental health. In The Bible and Mental Health: Towards a Biblical Theology of Mental Health. Cook, Christopher C.H. & Hamley, Isabelle SCM. 128-140.
  • Cullinan, Rachel J. & Christopher C.H. Cook (2019). Spirituality and Mental Health. In The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions. Zsolanai, L. & Flanagan, B. Routledge.
  • Grimwade, Lucy & Cook, Christopher C.H. (2019). The Clinician's View of Spirituality in Mental Health Care. In Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in Mental Health Settings. Fletcher, J. Jessica Kingsley.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. & Dossett, Wendy (2018). Addiction and Forgiveness. In Forgiveness in Practice. Hance, Stephen Jessica Kingsley. 222-236.
  • Cook, Christopher C. H., Gilvarry, Eilish & Hearn, Andrea (2018). Addiction Psychiatry. In Ethical Considerations at the Intersection of Psychiatry and Religion. Peteet, J. R., Dell, M. L. & Fung, W. L. A. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 150-156.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2018). Alcohol and Other Addictions. In Pastoral Challenges & Concerns: A Christian Handbook for Leaders. Geary, Brendan & Bryan, Jocelyn Kevin Mayhew. 91-118.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H., McLean, Julienne & Tyler, Peter (2018). Concluding reflections: Mystical theology: renewing the contemplative tradition. In Mystical Theology and Contemporary Spiritual Practice: Renewing the Contemplative Tradition. Cook, Christopher C.H., McLean, Julienne & Tyler, Peter Routledge. 121-126.
  • Tyler, Peter, McLean, Julienne & Cook, Christopher C.H. (2018). Introduction: mystical theology: renewing the contemplative tradition. In Mystical Theology and Contemporary Spiritual Practice: Renewing the Contemplative Tradition. Cook, Christopher C.H., McLean, Julienne & Tyler, Peter Routledge. 1-8.
  • McLean, Julienne & Cook, Christopher C.H. (2018). Mystical theology and the renewal of contemplative spiritual practice. In Mystical Theology & Contemporary Spiritual Practice: Renewing the Contemplative Tradition. Cook, Christopher C.H., McLean, Julienne & Tyler, Peter Routledge. 109-120.
  • McLean, Julienne & Cook, Christopher C.H. (2018). Mystical theology and the renewal of contemplative spiritual practice. In Mystical Theology & Contemporary Spiritual Practice: Renewing the Contemplative Tradition. Cook, Christopher C.H., McLean, Julienne & Tyler, Peter Routledge. 109-120.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. & White, Nathan H. (2018). Resilience and the role of spirituality. In Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health. Bhugra, D, Bhui, K, Yeung, S, Wong, S & Gilman, SE Oxford: Oxford University Press. 513-520.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. & Sims, Andrew (2018). Spiritual Aspects of Management. In Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry. Bhugra, Dinesh & Bhui, Kamaldeep Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 472-481.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H., Powell, Andrew & Sims, Andrew (2016). Beginnings and Endings. In Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice: Stories of Mind and Soul. Cook, Christopher C.H., Powell, Andrew & Sims, Andrew RCPsych Publications. 173-183.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2016). Narrative in psychiatry, theology and spirituality. In Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice: Stories of Mind and Soul. Cook, Christopher C.H., Powell, Andrew & Sims, Andrew RCPsych Publications. 1-13.
  • Ross, R. & Cook, C.C.H. (2014). Maintenance and Relapse Prevention. In Foundations of Addictions Counseling. Capuzzi, D. & Stauffer, M.D. Pearson. 285-304.
  • Christopher C. H. Cook (2013). Controversies on the place of spirituality and religion in psychiatric practice. In Spirituality, Theology & Mental Health. Christopher C. H. Cook SCM. 1-19.
  • Casiday, A & Cook, C. C. H. (2013). Emotions in the Writings of Two Church Fathers: Evagrius of Pontus and Mark the Monk. In Emotions and Religious Dynamics. Davies, D. J. & Warne, N. A. Ashgate. 63-73.
  • Cook, C.C.H. (2013). Transcendence, Immanence, and Mental Health. In Spirituality, Theology and Mental Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Cook, C.C.H. London: SCM Press. 141-159.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2012). Healing, Psychotherapy, and the Philokalia. In The Philokalia: Exploring the Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality. Bingaman, B. & Nassif, B. Oxford Oxford University Press. 230-239.
  • Moss, R. & Cook, C. C. H. (2011). Maintenance and Relapse Prevention. In Foundations of Addictions Counseling. Capuzzi, D. & Stauffer, M. D. Upper Saddle River: Pearson. 260-277.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2011). Spirituality, mental health-substance use. In Developing Services in Mental Health-Substance Use. Cooper, D. B. Milton Keynes: Radcliffe. 171-180.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2010). Sexuality and Spirituality. In Sexual Issues: Understanding and Advising in a Christian Context. Greer, J. M. & Geary, B. Stowmarket: Kevin Mayhew. 381-408.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2010). Spiritual and Religious Issues in Treatment. In The Treatment of Drinking Problems: A Guide to the Helping Professions. Marshall, E. J., Humphreys, K. & Ball, D. M. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 227-235.
  • Verhagen, P. J. & Cook, C. C. H. (2009). Epilogue: Proposal for a World Psychiatric Association Consensus or Position Statement on Spirituality and Religion in Psychiatry. In Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries. Verhagen, P. J., Van Praag, H. M., Lopez-Ibor Jr., J. J., Cox, J. L. & Moussaoui, D. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 615-631.
  • Sims, A. & Cook, C. C. H. (2009). Spirituality in Psychiatry. In Spirituality and Psychiatry. Cook, C. C. H., Powell, A. & Sims, A. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists Press. 1-15.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2009). Substance Misuse. In Spirituality and Psychiatry. Cook, C. C. H., Powell, A. & Sims, A. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists Press. 139-168.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2009). The Christian Handbook of Alcohol and Other Addictions. In Stowmarket: Kevin Mayhew. 56.
  • Cook C. C. H. (2008). Alcohol and Other Addictions. In The Christian Handbook of Abuse, Addiction & Difficult Behaviour. Geary, B. & Bryan, J. Stowmarket: Kevin Mayhew. 83-111.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2008). Spirituality and Alcohol Dependence. In Identification and Treatment of Alcohol Dependency. Martin, C. R. Keswick: M & K Update. 289-302.
  • O.H. Carlton & C.C.H. Cook (2007). Alcohol and drugs misuse. In Fitness for work: The medical aspects %7 4th. K.T. Palmer, R.A.F. Cox & I. Brown Oxford: Oxford University Press. 527-545.
  • Moss, R., Cook, C. C. H. & Sandoz, J (2007). Maintenance and Relapse Prevention. In Foundations of Addiction Counseling. Capuzzi, D. & Stauffer, M. D. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • C.C.H. Cook (2006). Personal responsibility and its relationship to substance misuse. In Mad, bad or sad? A Christian approach to antisocial behaviour and mental disorder. M.D. Beer & N.D. Pocock London: Christian Medical Fellowship. 148-160.

Journal Article

  • Powell, Adam J. & Cook, Christopher C. H. (2021). By-Products or By Design? Considering Hearing Voices and Other Matters of the Mind. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2021). Sex, Gender and Human Identity: Science and Theology. Modern Believing 62(1).
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2021). The Causes of Human Sexual Orientation. Theology & Sexuality 27(1): 1-19.
  • Powell, Adam & Cook, Christopher C.H. (2021). The etheric place: Notes on finding the supernatural at the boundaries of sleep. Journal for the Study of Religious Experience 6(1): 45-51.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. Cook, Powell, Adam, Alderson-Day, Ben & Woods, Angela (2020). Hearing spiritually significant voices: A phenomenological survey and taxonomy. BMJ Medical Humanities
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2020). Mental Health and the Gospel. Zygon 55(4): 1107-1123.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2020). Mental Health in the Kingdom of God. Theology 123(3): 163-171.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2020). Religion and Psychiatry: Research, Prayer and Clinical Practice. BJPsych Advances 26(5): 282-284.
  • Kao, Larkin Elderon, Peteet, John R. & Cook, Christopher C. H. (2020). Spirituality and mental health. Journal for the Study of Spirituality 10(1): 42-54.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2020). Spirituality, Religion & Mental Health: Exploring the Boundaries. Mental Health, Religion & Culture
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2020). Thérèse of Lisieux: A Spirituality of Suffering. Vinayasadhana XI(2): 66-80.
  • Poole, Rob, Cook, Christopher C. H. & Higgo, Robert (2019). Psychiatrists, spirituality and religion. The British Journal of Psychiatry 214(4): 181-182.
  • Person-Centred Training and Curriculum Scoping Group (2019). Training in psychiatry: making person-centred care a reality. BJPsych Bulletin 43(3): 136-140.
  • Moreira-Almeida, Alexander, Sharma, Avdesh, Van Rensburg, Bernard Janse, Verhagen, Peter J. & Cook, Christopher C.H. (2018). Declaración de la posición de la WPA sobre la espiritualidad y la religión en la psiquiatría. Actas Esp Psiquiatr 46(6): 246-248.
  • Moreira-Almeida, A., Sharma, A., Van Rensburg, B. J., Verhagen, P. J. & Cook, C. C. H. (2018). POSICIONAMENTO DA ASSOCIAÇÃO MUNDIAL DE PSIQUIATRIA SOBRE ESPIRITUALIDADE E RELIGIOSIDADE EM PSIQUIATRIA. Revista Debates em Psiquiatria
  • Cook, Christopher C. H. (2018). Science and theology in human sexuality. Theology & Sexuality 24(3): 183-199.
  • Barber, Joanna M., Parsons, Helen, Wilson, Carol A. & Cook, Christopher C.H. (2017). Measuring mental health in the clinical setting: what is important to service users? The Mini-Service user Recovery Evaluation Scale, (Mini-SeRvE). Journal of Mental Health 26(6): 530-537.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2017). Spirituality and Religion in Psychiatry: The Impact of Policy. Mental Health, Religion and Culture 20(6): 589-594.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2016). The lived experience of dementia: developing a contextual theology. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging 28(1-2): 84-97.
  • Moreira-Almeida, Alexander, Sharma, Avdesh, van Rensburg, Bernard Janse, Verhagen, Peter J. & Cook, Christopher C. H. (2016). WPA Position Statement on Spirituality and Religion in Psychiatry. World Psychiatry 15(1): 87-88.
  • Dein, S. & Cook, C.C.H. (2015). God put a thought into my mind: the charismatic Christian experience of receiving communications from God. Mental Health, Religion & Culture 18(2): 97-113.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2015). Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Practice. BJPsych Advances 21(1): 42-50.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2015). Religious psychopathology: The prevalence of religious content of delusions and hallucinations in mental disorder. International Journal of Social Psychiatry 61(4): 404-425.
  • Woods, A., Jones, N., Bernini, M., Callard, F., Alderson-Day, B., Badcock, J., Bell,V., Cook, C., Csordas, T., Humpston, C., Krueger, J., Larøi, F., McCarthy-Jones, S., Moseley, P., Powell, H., Raballo, A., Smailes, D. & Fernyhough, C. (2014). Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Phenomenology of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations. Schizophrenia Bulletin 40(Suppl 4): S246-S254.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2014). Suicide and Religion. The British Journal of Psychiatry 204(4): 254-255.
  • Cook, Christopher C. H. (2013). The Prophet Samuel, Hypnagogic Hallucinations and the Voice of God - Psychiatry and Sacred Texts. British Journal of Psychiatry 203(5): 380-380.
  • Barber, J. M., Parkes, M., Parsons, H. & Cook, C. C. H. (2012). Importance of Spiritual Well-Being in Assessment of Recovery: The Service-User Recovery Evaluation (SeRvE) Scale. The Psychiatrist 36(12): 444-450.
  • Cook, C.C.H. (2012). Keynote 4 spirituality and health. Journal for the study of spirituality 2(2): 150-162.
  • Cook, C. C. H., Breckon, J., Jay, C., Renwick, L. & Walker, P. (2012). Pathway to accommodate patients' spiritual needs. Nursing Management 19(2): 33-37.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2012). Psychiatry in scripture: sacred texts and psychopathology. The Psychiatrist 36(6): 225-229.
  • Dein, S., Cook, C. C. H. & Koenig, H. (2012). Religion, Spirituality, and Mental Health: Current Controversies and Future Directions. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 200(10): 852-855.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2012). Self-belief: holistic psychiatry in a secular age. Commentary on. Holistic Psychiatry without the whole self. The Psychiatrist 36(3): 101-103
  • Pool, R. & Cook, C. C. H. (2011). Praying with a patient constitutes a breach of professional boundaries in psychiatric practice. The British Journal of Psychiatry 199(2): 94-98.
  • Cook, C. C. H., Powell, A. E., Sims, A. & Eagger, S. (2011). Spirituality and Secularity: Professional Boundaries in Psychiatry. Mental Health, Religion and Culture 14(1): 35-42.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2011). The Faith of the Psychiatrist. Mental Health, Religion and Culture 14(1): 9-17.
  • Dein, S., Cook, C. C. H., Powell, A. E. & Eagger, S. (2010). Religion, Spirituality and Mental Health. The Psychiatrist 34(2): 63-64.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2010). Spirituality, secularity and religion in psychiatric practice: Commentary on. Spirituality and religion in psychiatric practice. The Psychiatrist 34(5): 193-195.
  • : Thomson, A. D., Cook, C. C. H., Guerrini, I., Sheedy, D., Harper, C. & Marshall, E. J. (2008). Wernicke's Encephalopathy revisted: Translation of the case history section of the original manuscript by Carl Wernicke ‘Lehrbuch der Gehirnkrankheiten fur Aerzte and Studirende’ (1881) with a commentary. Alcohol & Alcoholism 43(2): 174-179.
  • Thomson, A. D., Cook, C. C. H., Guerrini, I., Sheedy, D., Harper, C. & Marshall, E. J. (2008). Wernicke's Encephalopathy: 'plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose'. Alcohol & Alcoholism 43(2): 180-186.
  • C.C.H. Cook (2007). AA's first European experience and the spiritual experience of AA. Addiction 102: 846-847.
  • C. Cook, H. Tarbet & D. Ball (2007). Classically Intoxicated. BMJ 335: 1302-1304.
  • I. GUERRINI, A. THOMSON, C. COOK, A. MCQUILLIN, V. SHARMA, M. KOPELMAN, G. REYNOLDS, P. JAUHAR, C. HARPER & H. GURLING (2005). Direct genomic PCR sequencing of the high affinity thiamine transporter (SLC19A2) gene identifies three genetic variants in Wernicke Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS). American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B-Neuropsychiatric Genetics 137B of 1552-4841(1): 17-19.
  • Guerrini, Irene, Cook, Christopher C.H., Kest, Wendy, Devitgh, Audrey, McQuillin, Andrew, Curtis, David & Gurling, Hugh M.D. (2005). Genetic linkage analysis supports the presence of two susceptibility loci for alcoholism and heavy drinking on chromosome 1p22.1-11.2 and 1q21.3-24.2. BMC Genetics 6: 11.
  • P. Jackson & C.C.H. Cook (2005). Introduction of a spirituality group in a community service for people with drinking problems. Journal of Substance Use 10(6): 375-383.
  • C.C.H. Cook (2004). Addiction and spirituality. ADDICTION 99 of 0965-2140(5): 539-551.
  • C.C.H. Cook (2003). Psychiatry and mysticism. Mental Health, Religion & Culture 7: 149-163.
  • C.C.H. Cook (2003). William James' varieties of religious experience and Jungian varieties of human nature: The nature of the relationship between religious experience, belief and psychological type. Journal of Beliefs and Values 24: 139-154.

Doctoral Thesis

  • Cook, C. C. H. (2010). The Philokalia and Mental Wellbeing. Theology and Religion. Durham University. PhD.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (1994). Genetic Linkage Studies of Alcoholism. PhD.

Other (Print)

  • A. Powell & C.C.H. Cook (2006). Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group of the Royal College of PsychiatristsID - 1855.
  • A. Bonner, A. Thomson & C. Cook (2003). Alcohol, Nutrition, and Recovery of Brain Function. 145-171.

Report

  • Boardman, J., Dave, S., Baillie, D., Burbridge-James, W., Cook, C., Fulford, W., Gensale, A., Lethem, R., Ludvigsen, A., Murphy, L., Poole, N., Richards, V., Roberts, G., Roeg, W. & Williams, S. (2018). Person-Centred Care: Implications for Training in Psychiatry. Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Moreira-Almeida, Alexander, Sharma, Avdesh, Janse van Rensburg, Bernard, Peter J. Verhagen & Cook, Christopher C.H. (2015). WPA Position Statement on Spirituality and Religion in Psychiatry. Geneva, Switzerland, World Psychiatric Association.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H. (2013). Recommendations for psychiatrists on spirituality and religion. RCPsych Press.
  • Cook, C. C. H. (2011). Recommendations for Psychiatrists on Spirituality and Religion. London, Royal College of Psychiatrists.