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Peaceable Psychology Christian Therapy in a World of Many Cultures

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ISBN-10: 158743105X

ISBN-13: 9781587431050

Edition: 2009

Authors: Alvin Dueck, Kevin Reimer

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Brazos Press
Publication date: 11/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Kevin S. Reimer (Ph.D., Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary) is dean and professor of psychology at Fresno Pacific University. Reimer did his postdoctoral fellowship in moral psychology with Lawrence J. Walker at the University of British Columbia. He is published in the areas of cognitive, developmental and personality psychology. He has received research grants from the Fetzer Institute and the John Templeton Foundation and is ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA.

Introduction
Suffering, Symptoms, and the Cross
Constantine, American Empire, and "Yankee Doodling"
Boutique Multiculturalism
Secudarese as Lingua Franca
A Mother Tongue amid Trade Languages
Thick Clients and Thin Therapists
Morality: Abstract and Traditioned
Sacred Order and a Prozac God
A Peaceable Psychology
What Difference Would Jesus Make?
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Notes
Index