What Do We Imagine God to Be?: The Function of God-images in Our Lives

What Do We Imagine God to Be?: The Function of God-images in Our Lives

By: Pierre Hegy (editor)Hardback

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This book gives an overview of current research on God images and the religious imagination by considering the results of certain quantitative research; by analyzing the role of such images in spirituality, in therapy and pastoral ministry; and by considering the work of Andrew Greeley on this topic. Since the religious imagination covers a variety of fields, this book offers contributions from a variety of disciplines and brings together research from such varying perspectives. This book will likely appeal to psychologists and sociologists dealing with religious issues, to therapists helping clients deal with oppressive God images, as well as to religious ministers and philosophers of religion.

About Author

Pierre Hegy is Professor in the Faculty of Sociology at Adelphi University.


Foreword by Andrew Greeley; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Andrew Greeley's Religious Imagination - William C. McCready; 2. "It's the Stories": Catholicism and the Analogical Imagination - Michael P. Carroll; 3. Andrew Greeley and The Religious Imagination - Pierre Hegy; 4. Andrew Greeley's Religious Imagination: A Theological Perspective - Thomas Rausch, S.J.; 5. Relationship with Parents, God Concept, Self-Esteem, and Relationship Intimacy - Winston Seegobin, Robert Reyes, Heather Hostler, Gerald Nissley, & Ann Hart; 6. God Images and Empathy: A Study among Secondary School Pupils in England - Leslie J. Francis; 7. God Images and Self-Esteem among Secondary School Pupils in South Africa - Mandy Robbins, Leslie J. Francis, & Shirley Kerr; 8. God Images and Moral Values among Protestant and Catholic Adolescents in Northern Ireland - Leslie J. Francis & Mandy Robbins; 9. Images of Genderless Ministry: Early Christianity Ahead of Itself - Anthony J. Blasi; 10. God Images as Indwelling Spirit and Core Foundation of Self - Jared D. Kass; 11. The Role of Marian Imagery in the Live of Ordinary Catholic Women - Michelle Spencer-Arsenault & Nancy Nason-Clark; 12. Images of God in the Face of Natural Disasters: Ivan the Terrible and the Persistence of Yoruba Traditions in the Caribbean - Lesile R. James; 13. The Imagination and Faith, Hope, and Love - Robert Wuthnow; 14. Healing Memories: Models, Research, Future Directions - Fernando Garzon & Lori Burkett; 15. Winicott and the Spiritual Self - Stephen Parker; 16. Healing the Religious Imagination through Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy - Glen L. Moriarty; 17. Cognitive Therapy, Depression and God Images - Glen L. Moriarty; 18. Working with God Images in Therapy - Stephen Parker & Glen Moriarty; 19. The Social Healing of Collective Memories and the Sins of the Church - Pierre Hegy; 20. God Images in a Theoretical Perspective: For a New Beginning - Pierre Hegy Bibliography, Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773454880
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780773454880
  • ISBN10: 0773454888

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