Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal

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InterVarsity Press, Jul 24, 2007 - Religion - 716 pages
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In this groundbreaking work of first-order scholarship, Eric Johnson makes a vitally important contribution to the field of Christian counseling. He first presents a detailed overview and appreciative but critical evaluation of the reigning paradigms in the field of Christian counseling, particularly biblical counseling and integration. Building on their respective strengths, he seeks to move beyond the current impasse in the field and develop a more unified and robustly Christian understanding. Drawing upon the Bible and various Christian intellectual and soul care traditions, and through a Christian reinterpretation of relevant modern psychological theory and research, Johnson proceeds to offer a new framework for the care of souls that is comprehensive in scope, yet flows from a Christian understanding of human beings--what amounts to a distinctly Christian version of psychology. This book is a must-read for any serious Christian teacher, student, or practitioner in the fields of psychology or counseling.
 

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Eric Johnson's work, Foundations for SoulCare: A Christian Psychology Proposal, is a well-researched, well-written, and sophisticated proposal to the counseling community. His efforts to bring about a ... Read full review

Contents

Contents
151
Preface 9
9
Acknowledgments 22
22
TEXTS AND CONTEXTS 129
129
A Communal Project 250
250
LET THERE BE HUMANS THE SEMIODISCURSIVE
261
A Multilevel Analysis of Human Life 328
328
Semiodiscursive Multilevel Hierarchical and Holistic 355
355
Signs of Glory 494
494
Delivery of Signs of Glory 567
567
Epilogue 607
607
Toward a Christian Semiotics for a Christian Psychology 619
619
Author Index 697
697
Subject Index 703
703
Scripture Index 711
711
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THE COMMUNICATION OF GODS GLORY
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Eric L. Johnson (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is trained as an academic psychologist and is Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is coeditor of God Under Fire and the author of Foundations for Soul Care. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology, the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, and he is the director of the Society for Christian Psychology.

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