PSYCHOTHERAPY SCIENTIFIC AND RELIGIOUS

A Broad Perspective on Mental Healing

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Synopsis of Chapter XI
Despite vulgar misconceptions', a philosophy sufficiently inclusive to find a purpose in life is needed.
Psychology's contribution to such a desired end is vital. Freud understands man's biopsy chic nature: fung has insight into his culture and ethics ; Adler appealed for his social needs : the English psychologists emphasize his potentialities.
Theology builds upon concepts regarded as boundary ideas by the philosophy of religion which is the handmaid of man in his need.
True Christianity synthesizes and yet transfigures the whole circles of insight which philosophy has given to the world. Unfortunately it is not always so represented: hence the need for its revolution, only possible in Christ's spirit. The Christian ideal is realistic living. Stoicism and Epicureanism meet at their best in the experience of the Christian life. The Categorical Imperative reinterpreted through psychological and Christian doctrine should read 4 / would and I can, therefore I ought'.
Christian altruism synthesizes self-assertion and self-denial. The double-aspected maxim shows this. Psychology also teaches that love is the art of living and psychotherapeutic ' wholeness ' is included in holiness.
This is sustained by the belief in Divine Providence whose essential characteristics are wisdom, goodness and love, a belief which implies a serene purposive, spaceless, and timeless attitude to life, surmounting death.
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