Personhood: Orthodox Christianity and the Connection between Body, Mind, and Soul

Synopsis

Psychologists, theologians, medical doctors, and Christian clergy discuss the significance of spiritual direction and identify the problems that inhibit one's ability to reach spiritual goals in modern life. They show how the process of being "in Christ" in truth, life, and light results in personal freedom. The commitment to growth in these qualities provides the foundation for the critical subjects addressed in this book: spiritual discernment and differential diagnosis, identity formation, sexuality, intimacy and relationships, addictions, holistic health, and education. Melding Greek Orthodox Christianity in America with spirituality and more conventional psychotherapy and medical practice, this book makes an uncommon contribution to the religiously diverse spectrum of our ever-expanding multicultural consciousness.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Kallistos Ware
  • John T. Chirban
  • Ana-marie Rizzuto
  • J. Stephen Muse
  • Christos Yannaras
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1996