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Care For the Soul

Care For the Soul

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"This volume explores the intersection of psychology and theology, but it is not a simple intersection. It is an intersection affected by rich theological and ecclesiological traditions, by the ravages and wonders of modern psychology, and by the character and qualities of today's ministers and communities of faith." (from the introduction)

For two millennia Christians have been caring for souls. Since the Enlightenment, though, the Christian concept of the soul has been usurped by modern and postmodern notions of the self. "Somehow we misplaced the soul even as we developed a thriving science of the psyche," lament the editors of this volume. Thus there is a clash between Western therapeutic culture and the church's understanding of the soul's nature and its care.

As a result, some Christians deride psychology as dangerous. Others believe that it has much to offer Christians interested in caring for the soul. What is the proper relationship between psychology and theology? Is soul care the shared task of these two fields? This collection of essays is a multidisciplinary dialogue on the interface between psychology and theology that takes seriously the long, rich tradition of soul care in the church. In this volume you'll find incisive discussions of
  • the current state of theology and psychology
  • overcoming the acquiescence to secularism
  • theological resources for developing Christian psychology
  • taking theology to heart in psychology
  • taking psychology to heart in theology and Christian life
Contributors include Jeffry H. Boyd, Ellen T. Charry, Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, L. Gregory Jones, Stanton L. Jones, Cynthia Neal Kimball, Bryan N. Maier, Michael Mangis, Philip G. Monroe, Stephen K. Moroney, Dennis L. Okholm, David Powlison, Robert C. Roberts, Richard L. Schultz, Myrla Seibold, Brett Webb-Mitchell and David Alan Williams.

Providing insight and analysis from nineteen psychologists and theologians,Care for the Soul is essential reading for psychologists and counselors, pastors and theologians, and students or professors of psychology and theology.

- Publisher Nineteen psychologists and theologians look at the boundaries between science and religion, trying to find common ground in an area fraught with controversy. How does modern psychology's approach differ from the age-old techniques used by clergy? What can each side learn from the other?

- Publisher

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About "Care For the Soul"

"This volume explores the intersection of psychology and theology, but it is not a simple intersection. It is an intersection affected by rich theological and ecclesiological traditions, by the ravages and wonders of modern psychology, and by the character and qualities of today's ministers and communities of faith." (from the introduction)

For two millennia Christians have been caring for souls. Since the Enlightenment, though, the Christian concept of the soul has been usurped by modern and postmodern notions of the self. "Somehow we misplaced the soul even as we developed a thriving science of the psyche," lament the editors of this volume. Thus there is a clash between Western therapeutic culture and the church's understanding of the soul's nature and its care.

As a result, some Christians deride psychology as dangerous. Others believe that it has much to offer Christians interested in caring for the soul. What is the proper relationship between psychology and theology? Is soul care the shared task of these two fields? This collection of essays is a multidisciplinary dialogue on the interface between psychology and theology that takes seriously the long, rich tradition of soul care in the church. In this volume you'll find incisive discussions of

  • the current state of theology and psychology
  • overcoming the acquiescence to secularism
  • theological resources for developing Christian psychology
  • taking theology to heart in psychology
  • taking psychology to heart in theology and Christian life
Contributors include Jeffry H. Boyd, Ellen T. Charry, Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, L. Gregory Jones, Stanton L. Jones, Cynthia Neal Kimball, Bryan N. Maier, Michael Mangis, Philip G. Monroe, Stephen K. Moroney, Dennis L. Okholm, David Powlison, Robert C. Roberts, Richard L. Schultz, Myrla Seibold, Brett Webb-Mitchell and David Alan Williams.

Providing insight and analysis from nineteen psychologists and theologians,Care for the Soul is essential reading for psychologists and counselors, pastors and theologians, and students or professors of psychology and theology.
- Publisher

Nineteen psychologists and theologians look at the boundaries between science and religion, trying to find common ground in an area fraught with controversy. How does modern psychology's approach differ from the age-old techniques used by clergy? What can each side learn from the other?
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Mark R Mcminn (Ed)

Mark R. McMinn (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is a professor of psychology at George Fox University where he teaches in the Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology, he was previously Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College for 13 years.. He is a licensed clinical psychologist, board certified with the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He has written several books, including Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling; Making the Best of Stress; Care for the Soul; Why Sin Matters, Integrative Psychotherapy, Sin and Grace in Christian Counseling: An Integrative Paradigm and the award winning Finding Our Way Home.

Timothy R Phillips (Ed)

Timothy R. Phillips (PhD., Vandervelt University) served as associate professor of theology at Wheaton College prior to his death in October 2000 at the age of 50. He co-edited The Nature of Confession: Evangelicals and Postliberals in Conversation, More Than One Way?, Care of the Soul, Welcome to the Family: An Introduction to Evangelical Christianityand Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World. He was instrumental in starting and organizing the annual Wheaton College Theology Conference.

Stanton Jones

Stanton L. Jones (Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Arizona State University) is provost and professor of psychology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. During his tenure as chair of the psychology department (1984-1996), he led the development of Wheaton's Doctor of Psychology program in clinical psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and served on the Council of Representatives, the central governing body of the APA, representing the Psychology of Religion division from 1999 to 2001.

In 1994 he was named a Research Fellow of the Evangelical Scholars Program of the Pew Foundation. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Divinity School of the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, for the 1995-1996 academic year. Jones authored the lead article, "Religion and Psychology," for the Encyclopedia of Psychology, jointly published in 2000 by the American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press.

Jones has also written, with his wife, Brenna, a five-book series on sex education in the Christian family called God's Design for Sex. He is also the co-author of Modern Psychotherapies (with Richard E. Butman) and Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate and Ex-gays? :A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation (with Mark A. Yarhouse) and editor of Psychology and Christianity: Five Views. He has published many other professional and popular articles and chapters.

Ellen T Charry

Ellen Charry (Ph.D., Temple University) is Margaret W. Harmon Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Her interest is in the role of Christian practices and beliefs in the spiritual life. She teaches a Ph.D. seminar in patristic theology, often Augustine's doctrine of God, she serves as an editor-at-large for The Christian Century.

She has authored God and the Art of Happiness with assistance from the Evangelical Education Society of the Episcopal Church. Her other major publications include By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine (Oxford University Press) and Inquiring after God: Classic and Contemporary Readings (Blackwell) and Psalms (Brazos Theological Commentary)

Robert C Roberts

Robert C. Roberts (Ph.D., Yale) is distinguished professor of ethics at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He was formerly professor of philosophy and psychological studies at Wheaton College, where he worked on integration aspects of clinical psychology. Author of numerous books and articles, he is currently completing a volume on the moral psychology of emotions.

He has written or edited eleven books, and is currently working on the sequel to his 2003 book on emotions. During his time at Baylor, Roberts has continued his work in virtue ethics, and began critical new work in virtue epistemology.

Some of his publications include The Strengths of a Christian (Westminster Press); Emotions: An Essay in Aid of Moral Psychology (Cambridge University Press); Spiritual Emotions: Reflections in Christian Ethics (Eerdmans Publishing Company); and Intellectual Virtues: An Essay in Regulative Epistemology, with Jay Wood (Oxford University Press).

Deborah Van Deusen Hunsinger

Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger (Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City) is professor of pastoral theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister, she is interested in educating clergy and laypeople to offer theologically sound and psychologically informed pastoral care in the church. As a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, she has received extensive training in a variety of therapeutic modalities, having worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She is a member of the Society for Pastoral Theology and of the Karl Barth Society of North America. Her major publications include Theology and Pastoral Counseling: A New Interdisciplinary Approach (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1995), The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies, ed. Wesley Carr, Donald Capps, Robin Gill, Anton Obholzer, Ruth Page, Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, Rowan Williams (SPCK and Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2002) and Pray without Ceasing: Revitalizing Pastoral Care (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2006).

L Gregory Jones

L. Gregory Jones (Ph.D., Duke University) is vice president and vice provost for global strategy and programs at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He previously served as dean of Duke Divinity School. He also serves as president of leadership education at Duke Divinity, and as professor of theology.

His books include Embodying Forgiveness: A Theological Analysis; Transformed Judgment: Toward a Trinitarian Account of the Moral Life; Everyday Matters: Intersections of Life and Faith; Resurrecting Excellence: Shaping Faithful Christian Ministry and most recently Forgiving As We've Been Forgiven: Community Practices for Making Peace (Resources for Reconciliation)
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: Psychology, Theology & Care For The Soul - mark R. Mcminn
  • the Current State Of Theology & Psychology
  • 1. Questions At The Crossroads: The Care Of Souls & Modern Psychotherapies - david Powlison
  • 2. An Apologetic Apologia For The Integration Of Psychology & Theology - stanton L. Jones
  • overcoming Our Acquiescence To Secularism
  • 3. Leaving Development Behind & Beginning Our Pilgrimage - brett Webb-mitchell
  • 4. Self-concept: In Defense Of The Word soul - jeffrey H. Boyd
  • 5. Theology After Psychology - ellen T. Charry
  • theological Resources For Developing Christian Psychology
  • 6. Outline Of Pauline Psychotherapy - robert C. Roberts
  • 7. To Vent Or Not To Vent? What Contemporary Psychology Can Learn From Ascetic Theology About Anger - dennis L. Okholm
  • 8. The Integration Of Psychoanalytic Psychology & Contemplative Theology: Lessons From The History Of Spiritual Direction - michael W. Mangis
  • 9. Exploring Clients' Personal Sin In The Therapeutic Context: Theological Perspectives On A Case Study Of Self-deceit - philip G. Monroe
  • 10. An Interdisciplinary Map For Christian Counselors: Theology & Psychology In Pastoral Counseling - deborah Van Deusen Hunsinger
  • taking Theology To Heart In Psychology
  • 11. Healing The Wounds Of Memory: Theology & Psychology On Salvation & Sin - l. Gregory Jones
  • 12. Responsible Hermeneutics For Wisdom Literature - richard Schultz
  • 13. Biblical Hermeneutics & Christian Psychology - bryan N. Maier & Philip G. Monroe
  • taking Psychology To Heart In Theology & Christian Life
  • 14. When The Wounding Runs Deep: Encouragement For Those On The Road To Forgiveness - myrla Seibold
  • 15. Thinking Of Ourselves More Highly Than We Ought: A Psychological & Theological Analysis - stephen K. Moroney
  • 16. Knowing As Participation: Toward An Intersection Between Psychology & Postcritical Epistemology - david Alan Williams
  • 17. Family Brokenness: A Developmental Approach - cynthia Neal Kimball
  • Editors & Contributors

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 160075
  • Product Code 0830815538
  • EAN 9780830815531
  • Pages 364
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Apr 2001
  • Sales Rank #25627
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 27 mm
  • Weight 0.567kg

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