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Faith and Human Transformation : A Dialogue Between Psychology and Theology - James Forsyth

Faith and Human Transformation

A Dialogue Between Psychology and Theology

Paperback Published: 9th July 1997
ISBN: 9780761807407
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book proposes the parallel concept that authentic faith development both presupposes and facilitates authentic human development. Thomas Aquinas posited a reciprical relationship between nature and grace: grace both presupposes or builds on nature, and perfects nature. Translated into developmental terms, this would mean that religious and spiritual growth takes place on the foundation of healthy human growth and, reciprically, the authentic religious development facilitates development towards the goals of authentic human growth. This study attempts to investigate the validity of this reciprical relationship as it applies to human and religious growth. A dialogue is constructed between the views of four Christian thinkers (Kierkegaard, Barth, Bultmann, and Tillich) on the dynamics of the Christian faith experience and four psychological theorists (Alsler, Fromm, Allport, and Frankl) on the dynamics of human growth.

...an insightful analysis showing stron connections between faith development and authentic human development. Studies In Religion/Sciences Religieuses ...an insightful analysis showing stron connections between faith development and authentic human development. Studies In Religion/Sciences Religieuses

List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Human Transformation as Foundation of Faithp. 1
Human Development and Religionp. 3
Oral Stagep. 13
Anal Stagep. 25
Oedipal Stagep. 32
Latencyp. 38
Adolescencep. 41
Adulthoodp. 46
Faith as Foundation of Human Transformationp. 61
Human Transformation: A Theological Viewp. 63
Faith and Religionp. 65
Faith and Self - Actualisationp. 94
Human Transformation: A Psychological Viewp. 133
Human Existence as Transformationp. 133
Faith Existence as Transformationp. 170
Selected Bibliographyp. 205
Index of Namesp. 209
Index of Subjectsp. 211
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ISBN: 9780761807407
ISBN-10: 0761807403
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 9th July 1997
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.15 x 16.26  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.27