Depression as flue of emotional disorder in the postmodern society affects
our whole being, body, affection, cognition, will and spirit. Here, symptoms and
causal factors of depression were examined. Inner dynamics of Christian depressed
including excessive feelings of guilt and worthlessness about themselves and of
the anger against other people, themselves and even against God, were examined.
Depression may be partly in our genes, childhood experience, our way of
thinking, our brains and ways of handling emotions.
Generally it is said that recovery from depression can only come about through
a continuous act of will, a self-discipline applied to emotions, behavior, and
relationships in the here and now. But this study dealt with the problem of the
Christian depressed with holistic approach, namely pastoral counseling approach
with spiritual dimension, since we diagnosed depression affects our whole being.
Accordingly, I took theological perspective and dealt with the contents of value
system and quality of faith of the depressed by utilizing their God-images. It is
the hypothesis of this study that through the true and biblical knowledge of
God-images and experience of the goodness and therapeutic power of that Godimages,
healing and recovery from depression comes about. Second hypothesis
is that if people’s God-image change, their view to themselves, other people
and world also change. Therefore, the content and role of God-images were