Theory, Therapy, Theology
By (author) Stephen Pattison
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Shame by Stephen Pattison
Book DescriptionIn this book, first published in 2000, Stephen Pattison considers the nature of shame as it is discussed in the diverse discourses of literature, psychology, psychoanalysis, philosophy, history and sociology and concludes that 'shame' is not a single unitary phenomenon, but rather a set of separable but related understandings in different discourses. Situating chronic shame primarily within the metaphorical ecology of defilement, pollution and toxic unwantedness, Pattison goes on to examine the causes and effects of shame. He then considers the way in which Christianity has responded to and used shame. Psychologists, philosophers, theologians and therapists will find this a fascinating source of insight, and it will be of particular use to pastoral workers and those concerned with religion and mental health.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521560450
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Pattison
Emerging Values in Health Care, Paperback (February 2010)
This volume explains how health care professions and their values have changed over the last forty years, charting where they have come from, where they are now, and how they might develop in the future. There is coverage of a wide range of professions within healthcare. Chapters are followed by critical responses from senior practitioners.
SCM Studyguide, Paperback (August 2008)
Practical in emphasis, this textbook offers newcomers an introduction to understanding theological reflection and helps those training for ministry to explore which of the methods introduced best suits them and their particular situation.
Challenge of Practical Theology, Paperback (January 2007)
Pattison draws on experience from his work in many settings - including community service volunteering, working as a psychiatric hospital chaplain, NHS management and lecturing on pastoral studies - to promote a personal, practical, political and popular approach to theology, which stresses the importance of responsibility and contemporaneity.
Medical Knowledge, Paperback (March 2001)» View all books by Stephen Pattison
Examines modern culture and the coexistence of lay beliefs, alternative and complementary therapies, and orthodox scientific views of health and disease. This book traces the historical development of medical knowledge in three case studies: on tuberculosis, blood, and hysteria.
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Author Biography - Stephen Pattison
Stephen Pattison is Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Practice and H. G. Wood Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham. His latest books are The Challenge of Practical Theology (2007), Seeing Things: Deepening Relations with Visual Artefacts (2007) and Saving Face: Enfacement, Shame, Theology (2013).
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