The Angry Christian: A Theology for Care and Counseling

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2003 - Religion - 308 pages
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In this work, respected scholar Andrew Lester discusses and incorporates the newest behavioral research models, contemporary biblical and theological scholarship, constructivist philosophy, and narrative theory into a comprehensive pastoral theology of anger. In revisiting through the lens of theological anthropology the very subject that brought him to the forefront of scholarship in pastoral care, Lester presents engaging new material and innovative new methods of interventions for dealing with this often-confusing human emotion.

 

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User Review  - Donna Dillon - Christianbook.com

This book is the answer to all the confusion the emotion of anger has caused in people's lives. Everyone intelligent enough to read it would highly benefit and save themselves much emotional turmoil ... Read full review

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One must know beforehand that this book is written by one who does not believe in the literal interpretation of Scripture. This work is dedicated to validating man's anger as a legitimate, divine ... Read full review

Contents

The Significance of Emotion
19
The Christian Tradition and Emotion
35
Theological Reflections on Emotion
54
Anger or Aggression?
67
Where Does Anger Come From? The Neuroscience
77
Why Do People Get Angry? A Constructionist
90
Why Is Anger One of the Seven Deadly Sins?
115
The Alternative Story about Human Anger
137
Toward a Pastoral Theology of Anger
169
Anger as Spiritual Ally
189
Compassionate Anger
205
Handling Anger Creatively
226
Notes
253
Bibliography
281
Scripture Index
294
Copyright

The Anger of God and Jesus
150

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Andrew D. Lester was Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the author of several books, including Hope in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Pastoral Care with Children in Crisis, and The Angry Christian, all published by WJK.

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