Religious Thought and the Modern Psychologies

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"Religious Thought and the Modern Psychologies has pioneered the broader and deeper critique of psychological theories and practice. Informed by hermeneutical theory, Browning's widely acclaimed work drew much-needed attention to the ethical and metaphysical, even religious, assumptions that underlie present-day psychology. It has been deeply influential in many social sciences, in addition to the fields of pastoral counseling and practical theology. In this much-needed second edition, Browning and his new co-author show how the field of social science has indeed grasped and appropriated the hermeneutical approach, though with only slight appreciation of the religious dimensions of the social scientific endeavor. Browning and Cooper provide a completely new first chapter, newly situating the discussion, and update the core chapters of the book. They also add two new chapters, carrying the dialogue on with three new psychotherapeutic theorists, then with new evangelical writers on the relation of theology and psychology. This new edition, like its predecessor, will set the stage for the religion-psychology dialogue for years to come.

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Faith and the Modern Psychologies
Vision and Obligation in Christian Anthropology
Metaphors Models and Morality in Freud
SelfActualization and Harmony in Humanistic Psychology
Husbandry and the Common Good in Skinner
Making Judgments about Deep Metaphors and Obligations
Creation and SelfRealization in Jung
Generativity and Care in Erikson and Kohut
Psychology and Society Toward a Critical Psychological Theory
Reason and Reactivity in Ellis Beck and Bowen
Psychologys Relationship with Religion Toward an Intramural Discussion
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Сторінка 92 - There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.
Сторінка 92 - To my mind it accords better with what we know of the laws impressed on matter by the Creator, that the production and extinction of the past and present inhabitants of the world should have been due to secondary causes, like those determining the birth and death of the individual.
Сторінка 92 - It is satisfactory, as showing how transient such impressions are, to remember that the greatest discovery ever made by man, namely, the law of the attraction of gravity, was also attacked by Leibnitz, "as subversive of natural, and inferentially of revealed, religion.
Сторінка 131 - For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord : whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
Сторінка 21 - Our ordinary conceptual system, in terms of which we both think and act, is fundamentally metaphorical in nature.
Сторінка 41 - It would be in contradiction to the conservative nature of the instincts if the goal of life were a state of things which had never yet been attained. On the contrary, it must be an old state of things...
Сторінка 131 - Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Сторінка 42 - If we are to take it as a truth that knows no exception that everything living dies for internal reasons— becomes inorganic once again— then we shall be compelled to say that "the aim of all life is death" and, looking backwards, that "inanimate things existed before living ones.
Сторінка 24 - The obvious fact is that man is a child of nature, subject to its vicissitudes, compelled by its necessities, driven by its impulses...
Сторінка 43 - Perhaps we have adopted the belief because there is some comfort in it. If we are to die ourselves, and first to lose in death those who are dearest to us, it is easier to submit to a remorseless law of nature, to the sublime Ananke (Necessity), than to a chance which might perhaps have been escaped.

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