Discourses of the Self: Seeking Wholeness in Theology and Psychology (Religions and Discourse #4) (Paperback)

Discourses of the Self: Seeking Wholeness in Theology and Psychology (Religions and Discourse #4) By James M. M. Francis (Editor), Robert Innes Cover Image

Discourses of the Self: Seeking Wholeness in Theology and Psychology (Religions and Discourse #4) (Paperback)

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This is book number 4 in the Religions and Discourse series.

What is wholeness and how can one find it? Drawing on Charles Taylor's philosophy of personhood, this book suggests an answer and, in so doing, also provides a novel way of comparing the disciplines of theology and psychology.
The book describes how the modern self has arisen historically through its relation to sources of value. Theology and psychology are presented as discourses which articulate these value-sources. Hence they offer complementary resources for conferring a unified sense of self.
Key representatives of theology and psychology are considered, e. g. the Augustinian conviction that an individual can attain wholeness through being remade in the image of God, the Freudian struggle for limited self-mastery, the Jungian project of wholeness through individuation, and the humanistic aim of self-actualisation.
The Author: Robert Innes was born in 1959 and is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at St. John's College in the University of Durham, England. He is also an Anglican priest and ministers in a group of former mining communities. He teaches a specialist course in theology and psychology, as well as lecturing at undergraduate level in systematic and practical theology. He has written articles on Augustine, the comparison of theology and psychology and the use of personality indicators in the spiritual life.
Product Details ISBN: 9783906762531
ISBN-10: 390676253X
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: September 1st, 1999
Pages: 236
Language: English
Series: Religions and Discourse