Resurrection Psychology

An Understanding of Human Personality Based on the Life and Teachings of Jesus

By Margaret Alter

Resurrection Psychology

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  • ISBN: 9781592449118
  • Pages: 214
  • Publication Date: 5/1/2005
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80
Web Price: $20.80

Resurrection Psychology

An Understanding of Human Personality Based on the Life and Teachings of Jesus

By Margaret Alter

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592449118
  • Pages: 214
  • Publication Date: 5/1/2005
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80

About-

In 'Resurrection Psychology', Margaret Alter advances a system of psychology based upon biblical Christianity. Moving away from the notion that therapy must be completely value-neutral, the author suggests how the worlds of psychology and theology can enhance and inform one another. The result is a practical model of human personality observable in Jesus' life and teachings. As a practicing therapist and adjunct professor, Alter combines her extensive experience with years of study to offer a fresh approach to the field of psychology. By examining gospel stories that represent ten major themes and applying them to individual lives today, this book draws upon the teachings of Jesus as it addresses and transforms contemporary theories of psychology.

Endorsements & Reviews-

From the foreword by Joel Green:

"Books about change are dangerous, troublesome, challenging, stirring. This is one of those books....Dr. Alter, at the same time, has been engaged in private practice as a psychotherapist, she has listened carefully to the voice of Jesus in the Gospels, followed his interactions with others in
their stories, and engaged responsively the ever-growing scholarly literature on the historical Jesus....She calls for us to reintroduce into our vocabulary such time-honored but unpopular notions as law, sin, vocation, and to embrace ways of being-in-the-world that are reflective of Jesus' understanding of humanity and his other-centered practices."

Contributors-

Margaret Alter

Bio(s)-

Margaret G. Alter received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, California. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in English and received an M.A. in Psychology and Counseling and an M.Div. from the Pacific School of Religion. She has served as Professor of Psychology at the Pacific School of Religion, New College Berkeley, and the School of Applied Theology.

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