Mutual Enrichment between Psychology and Theology

Mutually Enriching DialogueDoing Theology in Dialogue with PsychologyTwo-way dialogue between theology and psychologyPerspectives on human naturePerspectives on religionMethodological and philosophical issuesDialogues Within Dialogues: The Idea of the Person in Psychology and TheologyThe human person in interdisciplinary dialoguePersonal relationality in science and religionEmbodied cognition, individuality and relationalityDialogues within dialogues within dialoguesNotesPsychology Enriching TheologyBishop William Temple and the PsychologistsTheology and psychology in dialogue in the nineteenth centuryWilliam Temple and the new psychologyPsychology and the incarnationAlice Graham IkinReligion and scienceNotesHave a Bit of Nous: Revelation and the Psychology of ReligionIntroductionRevelatory experience as historical eventThe contemplative dimensionSolutions to historical puzzles?Psychology and reference in revelatory experienceA radical multi-faith perspectiveThe experience of faithResearch programmes for the psychologistTransdisciplinarityNotesEmbodying Theological UnderstandingPerception and representationImplicationsThe need for a new theological epistemologyEmbodied knowing as a new epistemologyConclusionMindfulness, Secular Spirituality and the Psychology of Religious KnowingMeta-cognitive awarenessExploring an alternative way of knowingThe maladaptive mode of processing and religious knowingTeaching a different way of knowing: mindfulness-based approachesConcluding remarksTheology Enriching PsychologyCharacter Strengths and VirtuesThe fundamental tensionFundamentalism and open-mindednessHiding and integrityChaos and prudenceFutility and vocationThe Psychology and Theology of Open-MindednessIntroductionThe psychology of closed- and open-mindednessOpen-mindedness and theologies of religious pluralismScriptural ReasoningThe ‘negotiation of the middle’ and interfaith learningConvergences: cultivating open-mindedness in the middleWisdom and Moral FormationIntroductionArdelt and wisdomO’Connell and moral formationBringing the two accounts into conversationA socially embedded picture of growth - personal and socialConclusion: mutual enrichmentRelational Spirituality and ForgivenessRelational spirituality and forgivenessOur model of relationship between theology and psychologyThe stress-and-coping model of forgivenessElements of the modelMediators between successive stepsRelational spiritualityElements of the theory of relational spiritualityRelational spirituality and forgiveness structural modelVictim-sacred (VS) relationshipOffender-sacred (OS) relationshipTransgression-sacred (TS) relationshipRelational spirituality and forgiveness process modelHow the three component models connectProcessesCognitive processesAppraisalsCoping processesR/S processesAttachment and differentiation-of-self processesEvidence for the modelsPropositions related to the relational spirituality and forgiveness process modelA few implications for psychotherapyConclusionAcknowledgmentsMutual Enrichment in Religious Life and Pastoral CareReligion and Mental Health Practice: The Need for a Philosophical Framework for IntegrationThe Alchemy of Meditation: Turning Religion into Science and Science into ReligionIntroductionThe origins of meditationTurning religion into scienceScientific research on TMMeditating for peace: an experimentScientific research on MMCommon aims of TM and mindfulnessTurning science into religionNotesWorry and Prayer: Some Reflections on the Psychology and Spirituality of Jesus’ Teaching on WorryThe nature of worryJesus’ teaching on worryWorry and prayerPrayer as compassionate actionThe praying cure for worryConclusionNotesSpiritual Direction and Bion’s Idea of OIntroducing Wilfred BionSpiritual directionA spiritual director drawing on BionReclaiming the apophaticChildhood materialDynamics of a session in a retreatO, Trauma and the realScripture and mythConclusionRedeeming Narratives in Christian CommunityNarrative identity and redemptionUnassimilated memory and the problem of narrative conformity‘Nevertheless’: a counternarrative of redemptionTherapeutic model: holding, containing, bearing witnessChristian community and redemptive narratives: a therapeutic bridgeEcclesial innovationConclusionCultural Disenchantment and the Rise of Holistic SpiritualityDefinitions of spiritualityThe emergence of holistic spirituality: the massive subjective turn of modern cultureSpirituality todayHolistic spirituality and re-enchantmentTheological responses to holistic spiritualityConclusionNotesAfterwordMethodologyPsychology enriching theologyModes of cognition: implications for theologyTheology enriching psychologyReligion, spirituality and mental well-beingBroader perspectivesBibliography
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