Personhood: Orthodox Christianity and the Connection Between Body, Mind, and Soul / Edition 1

Personhood: Orthodox Christianity and the Connection Between Body, Mind, and Soul / Edition 1

5.0 4
by John T. Chirban
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897894634

ISBN-13: 9780897894630

Pub. Date: 06/30/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Psychologists, theologians, medical doctors, and Christian clergy discuss the significance of spiritual direction and identify the problems that inhibit one's ability to reach spiritual goals in modern life. They show how the process of being in Christ in truth, life, and light results in personal freedom. The commitment to growth in these qualities provides the

Overview

Psychologists, theologians, medical doctors, and Christian clergy discuss the significance of spiritual direction and identify the problems that inhibit one's ability to reach spiritual goals in modern life. They show how the process of being in Christ in truth, life, and light results in personal freedom. The commitment to growth in these qualities provides the foundation for the critical subjects addressed in this book: spiritual discernment and differential diagnosis, identity formation, sexuality, intimacy and relationships, addictions, holistic health, and education. Melding Greek Orthodox Christianity in America with spirituality and more conventional psychotherapy and medical practice, this book makes an uncommon contribution to the religiously diverse spectrum of our ever-expanding multicultural consciousness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897894630
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Krister Stendahl

Introduction

Personhood

"In the Image and Likeness": the Uniqueness of the Human Person by Kallistos Ware

Spiritual Discernment and Differential Diagnosis

Discernment and Diagnosis in Human Development: An Orthodox Theological Perspective by Theodore G. Stylianopoulos

Medical Response by John Demakis

Psychological Response by Trilby Coolidge

Response to Trilby Coolidge by Theodore G. Stylianopoulos

Spiritual Discernment and Differential Diagnosis: Interdisciplinary Approaches by John T. Chirban

Psychological Response by John Perkins

Identity in Psychology and Religion

Christian Worshipping and Psychoanalysis in Spiritual Truth by Ana-Maria Rizzuto

Pastoral Psychological Response by J. Stephen Muse

Orthodoxy and Psychology: A Marriage Made in Heaven or a House Divided? by J. Stephen Muse

Psychoanalysis and Orthodox Anthropology by Christos Yannaras

Medical Response by Paul Kymysis

Psychological Response by Marcie Boucouvalas

Panel on Personhood, Psychology, and Religion by John T. Chirban, Valarie Karras, Ana-Maria Rizzuto, Kallistos Ware, and Christos Yannaras

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Relationships

The Biopsychology of Sexuality and Orthodoxy: Some Reflections by George Morelli

Patristic Views of the Ontology of Gender by Valarie A. Karras

Dynamic Elements of Marriage in the Orthodox Church by Stanley Samuel Harakas

Case Study: Struggling Toward Personhood: The Addictive Adaption

A Medical Perspective by John Demakis

A Psychological Perspective by Sharon A. Chirban

Listening to Our Body, Mind, and Soul

Medical Dimensions by John A. Paraskos

Psychological Dimensions by Theodore C. Bililies

Religious Dimensions by Christopher P. Foustoukos

Developing Personhood through Education

Formation of Religious and Ethnic Identity in Greek-American Schools and the Challenge of Multiculturalism by Eva Konstantellou

Forming Orthodox Identity in the Curriculum of the Greek Orthodox Church by Anton C. Vrame

Enriching Children's Orthodox Identification by Maria C. Khoury

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Personhood: Orthodox Christianity and the Connection Between Body, Mind, and Soul 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a treat to read about human nature as spiritually and theological understood in the Orthodox Christian tradition with insights of modern psychology, psychiatry and medicine and other sciences.  I am indebted to the authors for their excellent scholarship and think that if culture can (and if I personally could) re-appropriate this vision our lives would be healthier and fuller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Several individuals have highly recommended this out of print volume (that I finally found).  I’m not sure why it hasn’t been reprinted, given the significant contributions of its contributors.  From the respected wisdom of Bishop Kallistos Ware to the engaging integrative insights of Dr. John Chirban—a formidable group of thinkers from multiple disciplines relate the modern views of the person with contemporary thought.  We end up with an inspiring appreciation of the Orthodox Christian core and its necessity for a meaningful life in relation to the challenges of modern times.  I endorse this book and hope that it soon regains the attention of a publisher to spread the Good News!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Personhood is a phenomenal book for any Orthodox Christian, or those who are interested in the faith. John Chirban clearly and precisely describes the correlation of the Body, Mind, and Soul-Very fulfilling read! Dr. Kinopoulos
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
.