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Foundations For Soul Care

Paperback|Feb 2014
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In this groundbreaking work of first-order scholarship, Eric Johnson makes a vitally important contribution to the field of Christian counseling. He first presents a detailed overview and appreciative but critical evaluation of the reigning paradigms in the field of Christian...


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In this groundbreaking work of first-order scholarship, Eric Johnson makes a vitally important contribution to the field of Christian counseling. He first presents a detailed overview and appreciative but critical evaluation of the reigning paradigms in the field of Christian counseling, particularly biblical counseling and integration. Building on their respective strengths, he seeks to move beyond the current impasse in the field and develop a more unified and robustly Christian understanding. Drawing upon the Bible and various Christian intellectual and soul care traditions, and through a Christian reinterpretation of relevant modern psychological theory and research, Johnson proceeds to offer a new framework for the care of souls that is comprehensive in scope, yet flows from a Christian understanding of human beings--what amounts to a distinctly Christian version of psychology. This book is a must-read for any serious Christian teacher, student, or practitioner in the fields of psychology or counseling.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 395478
  • Product Code 9780830840540
  • ISBN 0830840540
  • EAN 9780830840540
  • Pages 716
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Ivp Academic
  • Publication Date Feb 2014
  • Sales Rank 26853
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 46mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

Eric L Johnson

Eric L. Johnson (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is a psychologist and associate professor of pastoral theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include God Under Fire; Foundations for Soul Care and Psychology and Christianity: Four Views. He is also a frequent contributor to the Journal of Psychology and Theology. He is the director of the Society for Christian Psychology.

  • :preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • <strong>part I. Background To The Current Predicament</strong>
  • 1. A Place For The Bible In Christian Soul Care
  • 2. The Bible In The History Of Christian Soul Care
  • 3. The Bible And Current Evangelical Soul-care Paradigms
  • <strong>part Ii. Texts And Contexts</strong>
  • 4. Objects Of Disciplines And Their Contexts
  • 5. Properties Of Scripture And Its Relation To Other Texts
  • 6. Interpreting The Bible For Christian Psychology And Soul Care
  • 7. Translating The Text Of Other Communities For Christian Soul Care
  • Postscript. Composing A Body Of Christian Psychology Literature: A Communal Project
  • <strong>part Iii. "let There Be Humans": The Semiodiscursive Constitution Of Human Beings</strong>
  • 8. The Ground Of The Created Order: The Word Of God
  • 9. From Signs To History: A Hermeneutic Analysis Of Human Life
  • 10. Orders Of Meaning: A Multilevel Analysis Of Human Life
  • 11. Toward A Complex Model Of Human Life: Semiodiscursive, Multilevel, Hierarchal And Holistic
  • <strong>part Iv. The Communication Of God's Glory In Christian Soul Care</strong>
  • 12. The Trinitarian Ground And Goal Of Christian Soul Care: Union And Communion With God
  • 13. The Call To Inwardness: Opening Up To The Glory Of God
  • 14. Inwardness, Part 1: Self-examination
  • 15. Inwardness, Part 2: The Identification And Deconstruction Of Barriers
  • 16. Inwardness, Part 3: The Constitutive Internalization Of Signs Of Glory
  • 17. The Call To Outwardness: The Manifestation Of Christlikeness
  • 18. Promoting Christiformity Through The Therapeutic Delivery Of Signs Of Glory
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix 1: A Biblical Coherence Theory Of Truth In Counseling
  • Appendix 2: Toward A Christian Semiotics For A Christian Psychology
  • References
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index
  • Scripture Index

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