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A Peaceable Psychology

Christian Therapy in a World of Many Cultures

Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group, Ada, MI, United States
Imprint: Brazos Press, Div of Baker Publishing Group
Published: 1st Nov 2009
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm d 17mm
Weight: 431g
ISBN-10: 158743105X
ISBN-13: 9781587431050
Barcode No: 9781587431050
Synopsis
In the past century psychology has been practiced in the manner of medical science, working from the assumption that therapy can transcend particular ethnic and religious traditions. Seeking to move the conversation forward, this book argues for a theologically, culturally, and politically sensitive psychotherapy whereby the Christian psychologist treats the patient according to the particulars of the patient's political situation and ethnic and religious tradition, while acknowledging the role of his or her own Christian story in therapeutic dialogue. The authors point to the life of Jesus as the foundation on which to build a therapeutic ethic, appropriating the story of his life to bring healing.

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