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Evangel Psychology Professor Publishes Analysis of Religion and Evil

Evangel professor Dr. Geoffrey W. Sutton published an analysis of Charles Kimball's When Religion Become Evil: Five Warning Signs in the Journal of Spirituality and Mental Health.


In his analysis, Sutton analyzed the problem of religion and evil in light of recent atrocities by select religious and spiritual leaders.


Sutton, a 1972 Evangel graduate, completed his Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia (1981). He is a licensed psychologist and professor of psychology at Evangel University. Dr. Sutton conducts research on spirituality, forgiveness, and other virtues and is the author of more than 40 publications.


The reference for Sutton's article is as follows: Sutton, G. W. (2010). When Religion Becomes Evil: Five Warning Signs. Journal of Spirituality and Mental Health, 12, 78-80; DOI 10.1080/19349630903495616


The journal is available in the Evangel University Library.


Evangel University is a private, Christian university that offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and eight master's programs. Evangel draws nearly 2,000 students from all 50 states and abroad. For additional information, visit


Evangel is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 312-263-0456,; the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education; the National Association of Schools of Music; and the Council on Social Work Education.


For additional information, contact Dr. Geoffrey Sutton



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