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Flourishing in faith : theology encountering positive psychology

Author: Gillies Ambler
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Flourishing in Faith: Theology Encountering Positive Psychology explores the fascinating dialogue between two scholarly traditions concerned with personal wellbeing, Christian theology and Positive Psychology, primarily from the perspective of theology. Although each works within different paradigms and brings different fundamental assumptions about the nature of the world, both are oriented toward that which leads  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillies Ambler
ISBN: 9781498296403 1498296408 9781498296427 1498296424
OCLC Number: 973113567
Description: xxii, 217 pages : illustrations 23 cm
Contents: Foreword : giving transcendence and spirituality their due / Kristján Kristjánsson --
Introduction / Gillies Amber, Matthew P. Anstey, Theo D. McCall, and Mathew A. White --
Positive psychology and Christian theology : an exchange of gifts / Ellen T. Charry --
Flourishing and languishing : testimony from the Psalms / Ellen T. Charry --
An introduction to positive psychology, positive education, and wellbeing / Mathew A. White --
"And God saw it was good" : the creation of wellbeing and the wellbeing of creation / Matthew P. Anstey --
Shalom, gospel and the mission of God / Tim Harris --
Mary-Theotokos : fulfillment of God's grace and embodiment of virtues, a strengths-based reading / Mathew A. White --
Drawn into the inner life of the Trinity : a dialogue between theology and positive pscyhology / Theo D. McCall --
Gratitude : a theological and psychological dialogue / Carla Ford and Andrew Ford --
Sailing close to the wind / J. Harold Ellens --
Grief experiences : potential catalyst for post-traumatic growth and wellbeing / Gillies Ambler --
Flourishing in a broken body : an interview with professor Shane Clifton / Shane Clifton and Matthew P. Anstey --
"I came that you may have life, and have it abundantly" : drawing on the resources of faith to help school communities flourish / Lisa Spargo --
Character strengths and christian wisdom / James Nelson --
Understanding the role of hope and faith in flourishing : piloting a measure of Christian hope / James Patrick Burns, Jameela Conway-Turner, Christopher Staysniak, Melanie Malcolm, Matthew T. McGonagle.
Responsibility: Edited by Gillies Ambler [and three others] ; Foreword by Kristján Kristjánsson.

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"Flourishing in Faith: Theology Encountering Positive Psychology explores the fascinating dialogue between two scholarly traditions concerned with personal wellbeing, Christian theology and Positive Psychology, primarily from the perspective of theology. Although each works within different paradigms and brings different fundamental assumptions about the nature of the world, both are oriented toward that which leads to human flourishing and contentment. In such an encounter, can both disciplines learn from one another? Do they challenge each other? How can they enrich and or critique each other? With the widespread emergence of Positive Psychology in educational, church, and community settings across the world, many of which self-identify with the Christian tradition, many are wondering how this new branch of psychology integrates with traditional Christian belief and practice. This groundbreaking book explores this question from a diversity of perspectives: theology, biblical studies, education, psychology, social work, disability studies, and chaplaincy, from scholars and practitioners working in Australia and the United States."--$cPublisher.

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