Psychology and spiritual formation in dialogue : moral and spiritual change in Christian perspective / edited by Thomas M. Crisp, Steven L. Porter, and Gregg A. Ten Elshof. - 275 pages ; 23 cm. - Christian Association for Psychological Studies books .

Includes bibliographical references.

Spiritual theology: when psychology and theology in the Spirit service faith -- Is "spiritual formation" more cultural than theo-anthropolocial?: an ongoing dialogue -- "End of faith as its beginning": a Christ-centered developmental spirituality -- Living "before God": a Kierkegaardian view of human spirituality -- Beyond resilience, posttraumatic growth, and self-care: a biblical perspective on suffering and Christian spiritual formation -- Seeking the tropological import of Psalm 34 -- On specks and planks: psychotheraphy, spiritual formation, and moral judgment -- Queen of the virtues and King of the vices: graced gratitude and disgraced ingratitude -- Relational spirituality, differentiataion, and mature alterity -- Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit: contributions of positive psychology to spiritual formation -- Born to relate: in trauma, in transformation, in transcendence -- Give up childish ways or receive the kingdom like a child?: Spiritual formation from a developmental perspective.

Can the phenomena of the human mind be separated from the practices of spiritual formation—of growing to have the mind of Christ? Research into the nature of moral and spiritual change has revived in recent years, in the worlds of psychology on the one hand and theology and philosophy on the other. But psychology and spiritual formation draw upon distinct bodies of research and theory grounded in different methodologies, resulting in conversation that has suffered from a lack of interdisciplinary cross-pollination. Rooted in a year-long discussion held by Biola University's Center for Christian Thought (CCT), this volume bridges the gaps caused by professional specialization among psychology, theology, and philosophy. Each essay was forged out of an integrative discussion among theologians, psychologists, philosophers, New Testament scholars, educators, and pastors around the CCT seminar table. Topics that emerged included relational and developmental spirituality, moral virtue and judgment, and suffering and trauma. Psychology and Spiritual Formation in Dialogue speaks across disciplinary divides, fostering fruitful conversation for fresh insights into the nature and dynamics of personal spiritual change. - From publisher's description.

9780830828647 0830828648


Psychology, Religious.
Spiritual formation.
Change (Psychology)--Religious aspects--Christianity.
Faith development.
Moral development.

BR110 / .P787 2019


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