Head and Heart: Perspectives from Religion and Psychology by Templeton Foundation Press,U.S. (Paperback / softback, 2013)
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- DescriptionTheologians and religious figures often draw a distinction between religion of the head and religion of the heart, but few stop to ask what the terms head and heart actually dete. Many assume that this distinction has a scriptural basis, and yet many Biblical authors used the word heart as a synym for mind. In fact, there isn t a strict separation of the two concepts until the modern period, as in Pascal s famous claim that the heart has its reasons that reason can t kw. Since then, many other philosophers and theologians have made a similar distinction.The fact that this distinction has been so persistent makes it an important area of study. Head and Heart: Perspectives from Religion and Psychology takes an inter-disciplinary approach, linking the thinking of theologians and philosophers with theory and research in present-day psychology. The tradition of using framing questions that have been developed in theology and philosophy can w be brought into dialogue with scientific approaches developed within cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Though these scientific approaches have t generally used the terms head and heart, they have arrived at a similar distinction in other ways. There is a table convergence upon the realization that humans have two modes of cognition at their disposal that correspond to head and heart. The time is therefore ripe to bring the approaches of theology and science in to dialogue an important dialogue that has been heretofore neglected.Head and Heart draws on the unique expertise in relating theology and psychology of the University of Cambridge s Psychology and Religion Research Group (PRRG). In addition to providing historical and theoretical perspectives, the contributors to this volume will also address practical issues arising from the group s applied work in deradicalisation and religious education.Contributors include Geoff Dumbreck, Nicholas J. S. Gibson, Malcolm Guite, Liz Gulliford, Russell Re Manning, Glendon L. Moriarty, Sally Myers, Sara Savage, Carissa A. Sharp, Fraser Watts, Harris Wiseman, and Bonnie Poon Zahl.
- Author BiographyREV CANON DR FRASER WATTS is Reader in Science and Theology, and director of the Psychology and Religion Research Group, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge (PRRG). He is a Fellow of Queens College, Cambridge, Chief Research Officer of the Cambridge Institute for Applied Psychology and Religion, and a former president of the British Psychological Society. He is the author or editor of many books, including Theology and Psychology (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002).DR GEOFF DUMBRECK is a former research associate in the Psychology and Religion Research Group. He is the author of Schleiermacher and Religious Feeling (Leuven: Peeters, 2012). He is now training for ordained ministry in the Church of England at Ripon College, Cuddesdon.
- PublisherTempleton Foundation Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication01/09/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Place of PublicationRadnor
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTempleton Foundation Press,U.S.
- Weight499 g
- Width152 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byFellow of Queens' College Fraser Watts,Geoff Dumbreck
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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