Grief-work in Light of the Cross: Illustrating Transformational Interdisciplinarity

Volume
Volume 37
Issue
Summer 2009
Title
Grief-work in Light of the Cross: Illustrating Transformational Interdisciplinarity
Abstract

During the past two-and-a-half decades, an array of practical theologians, pastoral counselors, therapists, psychologists and psychology professors who are self-professed Christians have attempted to answer these two methodological questions, "What is the relationship between psychology and theology? How does the construal of this relationship impact ministerial and therapeutic practice?"1 In this article, I contribute to the ongoing discussion by (1) summarizing a typology of interdisciplinary models, (2) delineating a "transformational model," and (3) demonstrating the use of this model in relating grief-work and a theology of the cross. In regard to the latter, I place Alice Miller's Drama of the Gifted Child in conversation with Karl Barth's understanding of the cross of Jesus Christ and Frank Lake's Clinical Theology.

Author
Dr. T.F. Latini
Pages
87 - 95
Price
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