The Psychology of Mature Spirituality: Integrity, Wisdom, Transcendence / Edition 1

The Psychology of Mature Spirituality: Integrity, Wisdom, Transcendence / Edition 1

by Polly Young-Eisendrath
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415179602

ISBN-13: 9780415179607

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

At the threshold of the 21st Century many people are faced with a spiritual dilemma, where neither secularism nor religion seem adequate.
The Psychology of Mature Spirituality addresses this dilemma. In each of the book's three sections - integrity, wisdom, and transcendence - distinguished contributors describe and analyse a mature form of spirituality

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At the threshold of the 21st Century many people are faced with a spiritual dilemma, where neither secularism nor religion seem adequate.
The Psychology of Mature Spirituality addresses this dilemma. In each of the book's three sections - integrity, wisdom, and transcendence - distinguished contributors describe and analyse a mature form of spirituality that will be a hallmark of future years. This timely volume will appeal to those involved in psychology, psychoanalysis and religious studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415179607
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
List of contributors
Introduction: Beyond enlightened self-interest: the psychology of mature spirituality in the twenty-first century1
Pt. IIntegrity9
1The place of integrity in spirituality11
2A Buddha and his cousin21
3The mutual influence and involvement of therapist and patient: co-contributors to maturation and integrity34
4Spiritual abuse: when good people do bad things47
5Authenticity and integrity: a Heideggerian perspective62
Pt. IIWisdom75
6The wisdom of psychological creativity and amor fati77
7Relationship as a path to integrity, wisdom, and meaning87
8Affect complexity and views of the transcendent103
9The Tao of wisdom: integration of Taoism and the psychologies of Jung, Erikson, and Maslow120
Pt. IIITranscendence131
10Psychotherapy as ordinary transcendence: the unspeakable and the unspoken133
11Emissaries from the underworld: psychotherapy's challenge to Christian fundamentalism145
12The prism self: multiplicity on the path to transcendence160
13Wholeness and transcendence in the practice of pastoral psychotherapy from a Judeo-Christian perspective175
14Green spirituality: horizontal transcendence187
Author index201
Subject index204

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