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by Brian Grant,Richard L Dayringer




The role of the pastoral psychotherapist requires balance between the individual, the community, and God. Are you ready to take on this challenge?This unique book examines the role of pastoral psychotherapy as it relates to the individual, the community, and God, and describes the process of pastoral psychotherapy in detail. It identifies healing as a mark of God's activity, and then shows how God, through healing, creates communities that ultimately shape the selves and personalities within them. Pastoral psychotherapy is a sanctified act taking place in a sanctified space. It occurs in “sacred space” as defined/created/hallowed by God, the community, the therapist, and the client. The delineating of this sanctified holy space separates what goes on in therapy from the secular, ordinary processes of life. A Theology for Pastoral Psychotherapy: God's Play in Sacred Spaces finds God in the creation of each sacred space. Pastoral psychotherapy has developed as a means of enabling individuals and communities to cope with the ills of the modern age. It addresses sin and evil in today's world, changing the way that clients relate to people, ideas, and events in their communities, families, and individual psyches. A Theology for Pastoral Psychotherapy: God's Play in Sacred Spaces describes the process of psychotherapy from a theological point of view. It shows how God hallows sacred spaces and explores the power of God to stimulate the search for healing. A Theology for Pastoral Psychotherapy: God's Play in Sacred Spaces: explores the sharing of selves as presented by theorists on intersubjectivity identifies the creation of the therapy dyad in the work of the Holy Spirit, drawing on new trinitarian theology explores ways in which therapy both is and is not an extension of the work of Christ shows how God lures us toward spiritual growth links psychoanalysis to the mystical disciplines, interweaving mystical Christianity, object-relations view of psychoanalysis, and process theologyBased on the theories of Bion, Klein, Winicott, Bollas, and Whitehead, A Theology for Pastoral Psychotherapy: God's Play in Sacred Spaces is an in-depth examination of the intricate interplay of God, community, the individual, and the therapist in pastoral psychotherapy. at www.HaworthPress.com.
Download A Theology for Pastoral Psychotherapy: God's Play in Sacred Spaces epub
ISBN: 0789012006
ISBN13: 978-0789012005
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Brian Grant,Richard L Dayringer
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 23, 2001)
Pages: 258 pages
ePUB size: 1372 kb
FB2 size: 1758 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 793
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Jothris
As a pastoral counseling student, I find great value in the topics contained in this book. But as a former journalist and communication scholar, I find that this volume offers little evidence of the basic skills of English-language composition.

One difficulty stems from the author's practice of tethering many key passages in the book – in a starkly mechanical fashion – to the works of other scholars. I think the prose would land much more clearly (and appealingly) with the reader if the author would actually OWN more of the good insights he's developed over the years. In the process, he might relegate the task of attribution to briefer in-text references and a more detailed set of endnotes. When we dare to state our premises in our own words, they assume a sharper focus than does a lengthy exercise in paraphrasing.

Excellent topics, but tortured reading.
Mejora
While the last reviewer is correct that this work is densely written, if you are willing to do the intellectual work you will come out with a much deeper understanding of the work of the pastoral psychotherapist. I highly recommend it for anyone considering the spiritual dimension of therapeutic work.
Zeueli
Why say "God created a dichotomous world where we have choices and the opportunity to either fulfill or deny His calling," when you could blather on archaically for 6 pages of dull, ascetic monotony?? If any of those words made you pause midsentence to process the meaning, imagine novel-length, dry preaching for 200 pages. The most obnoxious book I have ever read. Read at your own peril.