Jesus & Personality Theory: Exploring the Five-Factor Model

Jesus & Personality Theory: Exploring the Five-Factor Model

by James R. Beck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0830819258

ISBN-13: 9780830819256

Pub. Date: 01/22/1999

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

In recent years researchers in human personality have come to a rarely achieved near unanimous conclusion: human personality is structured around a very few major traits, probably five in number. These factors, sometimes called the Big Five and represented by the acronym OCEAN, are
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Overview

In recent years researchers in human personality have come to a rarely achieved near unanimous conclusion: human personality is structured around a very few major traits, probably five in number. These factors, sometimes called the Big Five and represented by the acronym OCEAN, are
Openness to experienceConscientiousnessExtroversionAgreeablenessNeuroticism

How does this Five-Factor Model fit with a Christian understanding of human nature? How does it compare or contrast with the way Jesus lived, taught and counseled? James Beck looks at prominent themes in the teaching and ministry of Jesus and how they relate to the five personality factors. Here is a study of the Christian implications of the new model--a study that will offer fresh insights for students, pastors and therapists alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830819256
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
01/22/1999
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Jesus As the Wonderful Counselor
2. Jesus & the Big FiveSection One: Openness to Experience
Introduction: Jesus & Our Experiential Life
3. Spread Joy
4. Experience HopeSection Two: Conscientiousness
Introduction: Jesus & Our Motivational Life
5. Display Mercy
6. Pursue JusticeSection Three: Extraversion
Introduction: Jesus & Our Interpersonal Life
7. Show Love
8. Be TrustworthySection Four: Agreeableness
Introduction: Jesus & Our Attitudinal Life
9. Enjoy Peace
10. Live in AcceptanceSection Five: Neuroticism
Introduction: Jesus & Our Emotional Life
11. Offer & Accept Confession
12. Seek & Grant Forgiveness
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