Psychotherapeutic Virtues and the Grammar of Faith

Volume
Volume 15
Issue
Fall 1987
Title
Psychotherapeutic Virtues and the Grammar of Faith
Abstract

A new method for integrating secular psychotherapies into Christian practice, "€œthe virtues approach,"€ is presented, which promises more fine-grained assessment of continuities and discontinuities between Christian theory and practice and secular theory and practice, and more hope of a richly and distinctively Christian psychotherapy. Albert Ellis'€™ therapy is examined as a test case. Three Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET) virtues-€”equanimity, self-acceptance, and a sense of humor-€”are compared grammatically (structurally) with their Christian counterparts, and suggestions are made about consequences for Christian RET.

Author
Dr. R.C. Roberts
Pages
191 - 204
Price
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