Psychology in the Spirit

Contours of a Transformational Psychology

Christian Worldview Integration Series

by John H. Coe and Todd W. Hall

Psychology in the Spirit
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  • Length: 446 pages
  • Published: January 29, 2010
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  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2813-5
  • Item Code: 2813
  • Case Quantity: 24

  • Can real change happen in the human soul?
  • Is it possible to have truly healthy relationships?
  • Is psychology something that can help us see reality as God sees it?

John H. Coe and Todd W. Hall tackle these and other provocative questions in this next volume of the Christian Worldview Integration Series which offers an introduction to a new approach to psychology that seeks to integrate psychology and spiritual formation. This model "represents a spiritual formation and relational approach to psychology for the sake of servicing the spiritual needs of the church." Their goal is to provide a unique model of doing psychology and science in the Spirit.

Here you will find an introduction to the foundations, methodology, content and praxis for this new approach to soulcare.

"I am so grateful that John Coe and Todd Hall collaborated on this project. The result is an important contribution to applied integration. Coe and Hall offer a compelling case for a transformative psychology that is both conceptually rich and clinically accessible. I will recommend this book in courses on integration."

Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D., Hughes Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice and Professor of Psychology, Regent University

"An important extension of the conversation on the integration of psychology and theology and is a welcome addition to the literature. . . A text that needs to be read not only by those studying psychology but also anyone doing advanced studies and research in the field of practical theology."

Kelvin F. Mutter, MJTM, 2010-2011
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CONTENTS

Series Preface: J. P. Moreland and Francis J. Beckwith
Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: Psychology at Confession
2 Our Journeys Toward a Transformational Psychology

Section I: Foundations for a Transformational Psychology (Level 1)
3 Ways of Seeing Christianity and Psychology
4 Foundations and Contours of a Transformational Psychology
5 Transformation of the Psychologist and the Spiritual-Epistemological Disciplines and Virtues (Level 1)

Section II: Methodology for Doing Transformational Psychology in the Spirit (Level 2)
6 Methodological Problems Confronting Contemporary Psychology as a Science
7 An Old Testament Model for a Transformational Science and Psychology
8 Faith and Reality Constraints on Doing Psychology in the Spirit
9 The Knowledge Spiral in a Science of Values

Section III: The Content of a Transformational Psychology (Level 3)
10 The Data for a Transformational Psychology and the Uniqueness of Scripture
11 The Person as Spirit: Personal Identity, Natures, Freedom and Relationality
12 The Person as Spirit: Human Attachments and Relationality
13 The Person as Spirit: Beyond Relationality to Union
14 A Transformational Approach to Psychopathology, Sin and the Demonic
15 A Transformational Psychology of Health and Wholeness Inside and Outside of Faith

Section IV: Transformational Psychology and the Praxis of Soul Care (Level 4)
16 Psychotherapy and the Spiritual Stories We Live By
17 Ancient and Modern Soul Care: Toward Mending the Split Between Mind and Spirit

Section V: The Ultimate Goal of a Transformational Psychology (Level 5)
18 Transformational Psychology in the Christian University and Seminary

Biography
Subject and Author Index
Scripture Index

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John H. Coe (PhD, University of California, Irvine) is director of the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Biola University in La Mirada, California. He is also professor of spiritual theology and philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology and Rosemead School of Psychology. He is the coauthor of Wildlife in the Kingdom Come and Psychology in the Spirit, and contributor to Reading the Christian Spiritual Classics and Psychology & Christianity.

Coe's research and speaking is in spiritual formation and the interface between psychology, spirituality and philosophy. He was the founding editor of the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care and has contributed articles to the Journal of Psychology and Theology and the Journal of Psychology and Christianity. He is married to Greta and they have two daughters.

Todd W. Hall (PhD, Biola University, Doctoral specialization, University of California, Los Angeles) is director of the Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality, associate professor of psychology, and editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology at Biola University. He is also the president of Alidade Research (alidaderesearch.com), a research and organizational development consulting firm. Hall developed the Furnishing the Soul Inventory, one of the most widely used measures of Christian spirituality among Christian colleges, Bible institutes, and secondary schools in North America. He speaks and consults regularly on spiritual transformation, leadership, and organizational development to Christian schools, nonprofits, businesses, and churches around the country. Having conducted research on spiritual transformation for over fifteen years, Hall has published extensively on the topic in journals such as the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, Journal of Psychology and Theology, Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and Mental Health, Culture and Religion. He is also the author of Spiritual Formation, Counseling and Psychotherapy (Nova Science, 2004).

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