Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls

Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls
Author : Gary W. Moon
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Total Pages : 254
Release : 2009-09-20
ISBN 10 : 9780830876969
ISBN 13 : 0830876960
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In recent years, many Christian clergy, laity and mental health professionals have rediscovered the ancient practices of spiritual direction. Seen as a refreshing alternative to the techniques and limitations of modern psychology, such practices offer new insights for pastoral care. But many remain unclear on what spiritual direction is and whether its methods are applicable to their own clients and parishioners. Spiritual direction is a practice of Christian soul care that is found most notably in the Catholic, Orthodox and Episcopal traditions but is also present in Wesleyan/Holiness, Pentecostal/charismatic, social justice and Reformed communities. Predating modern counseling and psychotherapy movements but sharing key principles and insights for spiritual formation, spiritual direction offers significant resources for today s pastors, counselors, therapists, chaplains and other caregivers attuned to the work of God in people s lives. In this landmark volume, editors Gary W. Moon and David G. Benner, along with a team of expert contributors, provide a comprehensive survey of spiritual direction in its myriad Christian forms. Specific chapters offer careful historical perspective and contemporary analysis of how Christians from various backgrounds have practiced spiritual direction, with particular attention to each tradition s definition of spiritual direction, the process of authentic transformation, the role of the spiritual director, indicators of mature spirituality and other aspects of the spiritual direction process. Chapters also provide psychological and clinical insight into how spiritual direction is similar to, different from and can be integrated with psychotherapy and pastoral counseling to help others experience spiritual transformation and union with God.


RELATED BOOKS:
Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Gary W. Moon, David G. Benner
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-20 - Publisher: InterVarsity Press

In recent years, many Christian clergy, laity and mental health professionals have rediscovered the ancient practices of spiritual direction. Seen as a refreshing alternative to the techniques and limitations of modern psychology, such practices offer new insights for pastoral care. But many remain unclear on what spiritual direction is and
Life in the Spirit
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jeffrey P. Greenman, George Kalantzis
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-10 - Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Including essays from 2009 Wheaton Theology Conference keynote speakers Dallas Willard and Gordon Fee as well as contributing essays by noted presenters such as Chris Hall, David Gushee, Linda Cannell, Cherith Fee Nordling and Lawrece Cunningham, this book offers a stimulating exploration of the historical, biblical and theological dimensions of
Quest for Spiritual Community
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Angela H. Reed
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-25 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Many churches recognize the importance of the genuine spiritual hunger in our time and are attempting to bridge the gulf between traditional religious institutions and the contemporary spiritual quest by revitalizing and retooling ancient spiritual practices. This book suggests that it is possible to relish the spiritual quest while honoring
Care of Souls
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: David G. PhD Benner
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-12-01 - Publisher: Baker Books

A practicing psychologist explores the church's role in "soul care," advocating a counseling method that anchors modern therapy in timeless biblical principles.
The Holy Spirit and Christian Formation
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Diane J. Chandler
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-05 - Publisher: Springer

This volume discusses the importance of a multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach to Christian formation based upon godly love and the imago Dei (Latin, image of God). Grounded biblically and theologically, this interdisciplinary collection offers perspectives drawn from spirituality, ethics, philosophy, psychology, counselling, ecclesiology, physical health sciences, and leadership studies. Contributors