Reviving Christian Humanism: The New Conversation on Spirituality, Theology, and Psychology

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Fortress Press, Nov 30, 2009 - Religion - 192 pages
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Browning argues that the time is right for religious intellectuals in conversation with the social sciences to reinvigorate the deep humanistic strands of the grand religions and enter into global interfaith dialogue on that basis. Concentrating on the Christian heritage, he draws on such diverse disciplines to envision a broader canvas for psychology, a keener theological use of new insights from psychology, a more complex understanding of how personal change is fostered, a recognition of the indispensable role of institutions in personal formation and ethical deliberation, and a deeper spirituality that directly feeds the common human endeavor and the public good.

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Science Religion and a Revived Religious Humanism
Broadening Psychology Refining Theology
Change and Critique in Psychology Therapy and Spirituality
Religion Science and the New Spirituality
Their Institutional Embodiment
Therapy Law and Religion
Epilogue on the Future ofScience andReligion

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Don S. Browning" is Alexander Campbell Professor Emeritus of Ethics and the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago Divinity School in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of "Religious Thought and Modern Psychologies" and "Reviving Christian Humanism: The New Conversation on Spirituality, Theology, and Psychology".

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