Person-Centred Counselling and Christian Spirituality: The Secular and the Holy / Edition 1

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This second volume of Brian Thorne's collected works, shows convincingly that the spiritual needs and yearnings of many clients presenting themselves to secular counsellors can no longer be ignored, trivialised or pathologised. The book constitutes an impassioned plea both to person-centred therapists to acknowledge the centrality of spiritual issues for many of their clients and also to Christians to embrace the richness of their spiritual tradition without becoming entangled in the death-dealing complexity of religious and institutional power-mongering.

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Editorial Reviews

This second volume of the author's collected works contains 25 published and unpublished essays and sermons from the years 1981-1997. Thorne, a member of the person-centered community of therapists and of the liberal catholic wing of the Anglican Church, speaks passionately on subjects ranging from happiness in relationships and the counsellor's role in the spiritual journey to the personality, teachings, and suffering of Jesus. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861560803
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/7/1998
  • Series: Exc Business And Economy (Whurr) Series , #54
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I - Behold The Man - Introduction.

1. Corporate Betrayal.

2. Jesus and The Evil of Religion.

3. Jesus and Political Power.

4. Jesus and those Under Authority.

5. Jesus and Women.

6. The Divinisation of Humanity.

7. A Therapist's View of The Passion Narrative.

8. The Personality of Jesus and the Process of Therapy.

Part II - Person-centred Counselling AND The Spiritual dimension- Introduction.

9. Counselling and The Spiritual Journal.

10. The accountable Therapist, Standards, Experts and PoisoningThe Well.

11. The two carls, Reflections on Jung and Rogers.

12. Beyond The Consulting Room.

13. Spirituality and The Counsellor.

14. Body and Spirit.

15. Developing a spiritual Discipline.

16. The Counsellor as Prophet. Part Iii, ALL Shall BE wellIntroduction.

17. Julian of Norwich, Radical Psychotherapist.

18. Foreword to 'sin Shall be a Glory'.

19. Happiness in Relationships.

20. Time, Friend or enemy?

Part IV - The Sermons OF A Person-centred CounsellorIntroduction.

21. A sermon Preached in The Chaplaincy of The University ofEast Anglia All Saints day.

22. A Sermon on St Paul Preached in The Chapel of TrinityCollege, Cambridge.

23. A Sermon Preached in Leicester Cathedral on World AidsDay.

24. Jesus, The Incarnation of Holiness, a Series of ThreeAddresses Preached in Norwich Cathedral During Epiphany Time - i)Jesus and Embodiment, ii) The Mind of Jesus, iii) The Spirit ofJesus.

25. A Sermon Preached in King' s College chapel, Cambridge onPentecost Sunday.


Author Index.

Subject index.

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