The Circumstantial Relatedness of the Horizontal and the Vertical in the Psychotherapy and Conversion Relationship

Volume
Volume 6
Issue
Winter 1978
Title
The Circumstantial Relatedness of the Horizontal and the Vertical in the Psychotherapy and Conversion Relationship
Abstract

The Christian psychotherapist attempting to integrate his/her psychology and theology on the practical level must grapple with previous integrative efforts based on the identification of the horizontal (psychotherapy) and vertical (conversion) dimensions of human life. These efforts at practical integration based on "€œidentity"€ are rejected in favor of the concept of the "€œcircumstantial relatedness"€ of psychotherapy (horizontal dimension) and conversion (vertical dimension). The horizontal and vertical are related by the circumstances of human experience and existence. The horizontal-vertical dichotomies of symptom-sin health-holiness, and conversion-psychotherapy are all circumstantially related by virtue of the ability of the horizontal to impede or enhance the perception or development of the vertical.

Author
G. Pfrimmer
Pages
22 - 28
Price
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