Head and Heart: Perspectives from Religion and Psychology by Fraser Watts,Geoff Dumbreck

By Fraser Watts,Geoff Dumbreck

Theologians and non secular figures usually draw a contrast among faith of the ‘”head” and faith of the “heart,” yet few cease to invite what the phrases “head” and “heart” really denote. Many think that this contrast has a scriptural foundation, and but many Biblical authors used the observe “heart” as a synonym for “mind.” in reality, there isn’t a strict separation of the 2 options till the fashionable interval, as in Pascal’s well-known declare that “the center has its purposes that cause can't know.” in view that then, many different philosophers and theologians have made an identical distinction.

The incontrovertible fact that this contrast has been so power makes it a major zone of analysis. Head and middle: views from faith and Psychology takes an inter-disciplinary ap­proach, linking the contemplating theologians and philosophers with thought and study in present-day psychology. The culture of utilizing framing questions which were built in theology and philosophy can now be introduced into discussion with medical ways built inside of cognitive psy­chology and neuroscience. even though those clinical methods haven't mostly used the phrases “head” and “heart,” they've got arrived at an identical contrast in alternative ways. there's a awesome convergence upon the belief that people have modes of cognition at their disposal that correspond to “head” and “heart.” The time is accordingly ripe to carry the techniques of theology and technological know-how in to dialogue—an impor­tant discussion that has been heretofore neglected.

Head and Heart attracts at the designated services in pertaining to theology and psychology of the college of Cambridge’s Psychology and faith study team (PRRG). In addi­tion to offering ancient and theoretical views, the individuals to this quantity also will handle sensible matters bobbing up from the group’s utilized paintings in deradicalisation and non secular education.

Contributors comprise 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.

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