Believer, non-believer or undecided, every one of us is influenced by unconscious psychological projections that, in part, condition our instinctive conception of God and therefore our personal beliefs. Demonstrating the valuable insight that can be gained from a fruitful encounter between psychology and theology, this book unmasks the major obstacles that can arise in the quest for meaning or on the way to a spiritual experience: doubts about the existence of a God of love in a broken world; persistent images of a rather distant or frightening Divine Being; unhelpful contrasts between science and faith, psychology and theology, sexuality and spirituality . . . By tackling these culturally conditioned barriers to belief and spirituality within Western Christianity, Brother Emmanuel explores a new theology of love, both human and divine.