Shame: Theory, Therapy, Theology / Edition 1

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Overview

This interdisciplinary study brings together many contemporary discourses about shame within a new critical perspective. It will be an invaluable, stimulating resource for all those who are concerned with understanding shame and assisting those whose lives are lived in the shadow of it. Psychologists, philosophers and therapists will find this a fascinating source of new insight into the theory and phenomenology of shame. It will be of particular interest to those who are interested in relationships between religion and mental health, to pastoral workers, and to religious thinkers and theorists.
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"...a very interesting book...to theologians and pastoral agents of different Christian denominations, and to those affected by the painful experience of shame in their lives." THEOFORUM

"...this is a remarkable and much needed text. Clear organization and an accessible writing style make this book appealing to a wide range of audiences, including mental health professionals, pastoral counselors, ministers, and theologians." Religious Studies Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521568630
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Pattison is Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Practice and H. G. Wood Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham. His latest books are The Challenge of Practical Theology (2007), Seeing Things: Deepening Relations with Visual Artefacts (2007) and Saving Face: Enfacement, Shame, Theology (2013).
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Table of Contents

Part I. Approaching Shame: 1. Emotional confusion; 2. Problems in approaching shame; Part II. Encountering Shame: 3. The ecology of shame; 4. Chronic shame; 5. Some effects and implications of chronic shame; 6. Aspects of the socio-historical significance of shame; 7. Dealing with shame: the task of integration; Part III. Shame and Christianity: 8. Modern Christian responses to shame; 9. Shame in Christianity; 10. Towards more adequate approaches to shame; Epilogue.
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