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A Psychology of Hope: A Biblical Response to Tragedy and by Kalman J. Kaplan,Matthew B. Schwartz,Nicholas Wolterstorff

By Kalman J. Kaplan,Matthew B. Schwartz,Nicholas Wolterstorff

This e-book deals a brand new method by way of combining the disciplines of heritage, psychology, and faith to provide an explanation for the suicidal point in either Western tradition and the person, and the way to regard it. old Greek society monitors in its literature and the lives of its humans an obsessive curiosity in suicide and demise. Kaplan and Schwartz have explored the psychodynamic roots of this problem--in specific, the tragic confusion of the Greek heroic impulse and its dedication to unsatisfactory offerings which are destructively inflexible and cruel. the traditional Hebraic writings converse little of suicide and strategy fact and freedom in greatly assorted phrases: God is an concerned dad or mum, taking care of his kids. for that reason, heroism, within the Greek experience, isn't wanted neither is the person pressured to select from very unlikely choices. In all the first 3 sections, the authors speak about the problems of suicide from a comparative framework, no matter if in idea or fantasy, then the suicide-inducing results of the Graeco-Roman global, and at last, the suicide-preventing results of the Hebrew international. the ultimate part attracts in this fabric to provide a suicide prevention treatment. old in scope, the ebook bargains a brand new mental version linking tradition to the suicidal character and indicates an antidote, in particular with reference to the remedy of the suicidal individual.

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