A Peaceable Psychology: Christian Therapy in a World of Many Cultures

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Brazos Press, Nov 1, 2009 - Religion - 288 pages
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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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I am not a psychologist, but I gained a great deal of insight from this book, and the peaceable psychology articulated by Dueck and Reimer could be transferred easily in the terms of a peaceable ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
Suffering Symptoms and the Cross
17
Constantine American Empire and Yankee Doodling
33
Boutique Multiculturalism
57
Secularese as Lingua Franca
79
A Mother Tongue amid Trade Languages
101
Thick Clients and Thin Therapists
123
Abstract and Traditioned
143
Sacred Order and a Prozac God
157
A Peaceable Psychology
179
What Difference Would Jesus Make?
201
Conclusion
215
Acknowledgments
229
Notes
255
Index
281
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Alvin Dueck (PhD, Stanford University), a licensed psychologist, is the Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology and Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is coauthor of The Living God and Our Living Psyche. Kevin Reimer (PhD, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology) is director of undergraduate programs and student affairs in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. He previously taught at Azusa Pacific University.

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