Transforming Our Painful Emotions Spiritual Resources in Anger, Shame, Grief, Fear and Loneliness

ISBN-10: 1570758700
ISBN-13: 9781570758706
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

A psyhological and spiritual exploration of the positive potential hidden in our painful emotions. Its key conviction: our bad feelings can be good news, alerting us to endangered values, alarming us to hopes under siege, and arming us for the tough tasks of change. Filled with lively examples, the Whiteheads demonstrate how negative emotions can lead to personal growth, spiritual development, and social transformation. Family wounds, cultural temptations, and religious malpractice make it difficult for us to plumb the meaning of our passions. Breaking through these obstacles is part of spirituality's healing task.

Evelyn Eaton Whitehead is a developmental psychologist (PhD, University of Chicago) whose work focuses on spiritual development in adult life. James D. Whitehead is a theologian (PhD, Harvard University) who studies the interplay of religion and culture. In their shared career spanning forty-five years, the Whiteheads have co-authored over a dozen books on themes of Christian spirituality in contemporary life.

Transforming Our Passions
Emotions, Our Unlikely Allies
Befriending Our Emotions
Anger: An Emergency Emotion
Tracking the Tigers of Wrath
How We Deal with Our Anger
An Angry Spirituality
Guilt And Shame: The Price of Belonging
Boundaries of Belonging
Guises of Guilt
Healthy Shame
Transforming Social Shame
Hidden Gifts: Grief, Loneliness, Fear
The Gift of Grief
Learning from Loneliness
Finding Fear as a Friend
The Christian Script for Fear
Conclusion: The Way Of The Painful Emotions
The Way of the Painful Emotions
Bibliography
Index

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