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Psychology for Christian Ministry
by Fraser N. Watts Rebecca Nye Sara Savage

RRP €41.15

Psychology for Christian Ministry
by Author Name Fraser N. Watts, Rebecca Nye, Sara Savage

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List Price:41.15
Format: Paperback, 234 x 156 x 20mm, 336pp
Publication date: 18 Oct 2001
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN-13: 9780415240376


This introduction to psychology has been devised for those training for and working in the clergy. Ideal both as a professional handbook and a textbook, it covers social, developmental, educational, occupational and counselling psychology, as well as the psychology of religion. It carefully considers the processes of personal change and growth central to religion.


'There is much wisdom and, especially for the pastor, useful advice on how to apply psychological insights to ministry.' - Wesley Carr, Westminster Abbey, Theology 'For those seeking to discover what help the discipline of psychology can provide for those engaged in Christian ministry, this is an excellent and long overdue starting place.' - Vaughan S. Roberts, Reviews in Religion and Theology


Part 1: Personality and religion 1. Spirituality 2. The psychology of church services 3. Diversity among Christians 4. Unhealthy religion Part 2: Development and teaching 5. Childhood and adolescence 6. Religious development 7. Teaching and preaching Part 3: Counselling and pastoral care 8. ageing, illness, bereavement, and dying 9. Emotional problems 10. Counselling and pastoral care Part 4: Organisation and the church 11. Social Processes in church life 12. The church as an organisation 13. Clergy Part 5: Psychology and theology 14. Concepts of human nature 15. Psychology and theology Afterword Bibliography Index

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