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Psychology and the Bible : a new way to read the Scriptures

Author: J Harold Ellens; Wayne G Rollins
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004.
Series: Praeger perspectives.; Psychology, religion, and spirituality.
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"Thirty-four experts from seven countries gather here to show us how the various schools of psychology interpret the Scriptures, from sexual laws and beliefs about shame to the personalities of Jesus, Job and the prophet Ezekiel. A range of psychological perspectives from Freud to Kohut is chronicled, demonstrating a broad spectrum of applications from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament."--BOOK JACKET.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Harold Ellens; Wayne G Rollins
ISBN: 0275983471 9780275983475 027598348X 9780275983482 0275983498 9780275983499 0275983501 9780275983505 0275984621 9780275984625
OCLC Number: 55517968
Description: 4 volumes ; 25 cm.
Contents: v. 1. From Freud to Kohut --
v. 2. From Genesis to apocalyptic vision --
v. 3. From Gospel to Gnostics --
v. 4. From Christ to Jesus. Contents of v. 1: Introduction / J. Harold Ellens and Wayne G. Rollins --
Reading the Bible in three dimensions : psychological biblical interpretation / D. Andrew Kille --
Sexuality in the Hebrew Bible : Freud's lens / Ilona Rashkow --
Jung, analytical psychology, and the Bible / Wayne G. Rollins --
Theissen's integration of psychology and New Testament studies : learning theory, psychodynamics, and cognitive psychology / Dieter Mitternacht --
Developmental psychology in biblical studies / Lyn M. Bechtel --
Winnicott's squiggle game and biblical interpretation / Ralph L. Underwood --
Gospel narrative and psychoanalytic criticism : Peter Brooks, Norman Holland, and Jacques Lacan / Petri Merenlahti --
Post-traumatic stress disorder and vicarious atonement in the Second Isaiah / William Morrow --
Family systems psychology as hermeneutic / Kamila Blessing --
A romantic psychologist reads the Bible : Eugen Drewermann / Bernhard Lang --
The psychosymbolic approach to biblical interpretation / Robert H. Neuwoehner --
Jewish and Christian messianism : the psychoanalytic approach of Heinz Kohut / Ithamar Gruenwald --
The Bible and psychology : an interdisciplinary pilgrimage / J. Harold Ellens. Contents of v. 2: Introduction / J. Harold Ellens and Wayne G. Robbins --
Wrestling with God : psychological insights in Bible study / Walter Wink --
The psychodynamics of the fall story : Genesis 2:25-3:24 / J. Harold Ellens --
What is wrong with this picture? : daughters and fathers in Genesis / Ilona Rashkow --
Jacob : a study in individuation / D. Andrew Kille --
A psychological approach to the book of Jonah / André LaCocque --
Lady Wisdom : a polytheistic and psychological interpretation of a biblical goddess / Bernhard Lang --
Psychotherapeutic change in the book of Job / Dan Merkur --
Reading the prophecies of Jeremiah through a psychoanalytic lens / Dan Merkur --
Psychoanalyzing Ezekiel / John J. Schmitt --
An adequate psychological approach to the book of Ezekiel / David Jobling --
Traumatizing Ezekiel, the exilic prophet / David G. Garber Jr. --
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" : God's name, Lacan, and the ultimate phallus / Ilona Rashkow --
The day of the Lord from a Jungian perspective : Amos 5:18-20 / D. Andrew Kille --
Role and selfhood in Hebrew prophecy / Martin J. Buss --
"Because of my grief I have spoken" : the psychology of loss in 4 Ezra / Dereck Daschke --
The visionary practices of Jewish apocalyptists / Dan Merkur. Contents of v. 3: Introduction / J. Harold Ellens and Wayne G. Robbins --
Snagged by the seat of my pants while reading the Bible / Walter Wink --
Object relations theory and Mark 15:33-29 : interpreting ourselves interpreting the Bible / Ralph L. Underwood --
The parable and the centered self : Erickson's confusion technique as hermeneutic for the stories of Jesus / Kamila Blessing --
Coping with the death of Jesus : the Gospels and the theory of grief work / Kari Syreeni --
Reading Mark for the pleasure of fantasy / Petri Merenlahti --
The psychology of Johannine symbolism / Michael Willett Newheart --
The cognitive origins of John's unitive and disunitive Christology / Paul N. Anderson --
A psychodynamic approach to 2 Corinthians 10-13 / Anthony Bash --
Differentiation in the family of faith : the prodigal son and Galatians 1-2 / Kamila Blessing --
Paul's letter to the Galatians in social-psychological perspective / Dieter Mitternacht --
Revelation 17 : the apocalypse as psychic drama / Charles T. Davis III --
Psychological aspects of biblical apocalypticism / J. Harold Ellens --
The Bible and the psychology of shame / Jill L. McNish --
Biblical imagery and psychological likeness / David L. Miller --
Psyche, soul, and self in historical and contemporary perspective / Wayne G. Rollins --
"Begotten, not created" : the Gnostic use of language in Jungian perspective / Schuyler Brown. Contents of v. 4: Introduction / J. Harold Ellens and Wayne G. Robbins --
From Christ to Jesus : the Jesus quest / J. Harold Ellens --
Psychobiography : a new and challenging methodology in Jesus research / James H. Charlesworth --
A psychobiography of Jesus / Donald Capps --
Jesus : a psychological and historical portrait / John W. Miller --
Beyond Schweitzer and the psychiatrists : Jesus as fictive personality / Donald Capps --
Jay Haley's psychological portrait of Jesus : a power tactician / Donald Capps --
Erik Erikson's psychological portrait of Jesus : Jesus as numinous presence / Donald Capps --
The original impulse of Jesus / Walter Wink --
Social identity, status envy, and Jesus as fatherless child / Andries G. van Aarde --
A way forward in the scientific investigation of Gospel traditions : cognitive-critical analysis / Paul N. Anderson, J. Harold Ellens, and James W. Fowler --
The myth of history and the evolution of consciousness : a Jesus scholar in psychological perspective / Hal Childs --
Jesus and transformation / Paul N. Anderson --
The Bible and the alchemy of language in psychological perspective / Schuyler Brown.
Series Title: Praeger perspectives.; Psychology, religion, and spirituality.
Responsibility: edited by J. Harold Ellens and Wayne G. Rollins ; foreword by Donald Capps.

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