Intro Title page Table of Contents List of Figures List of Boxes List of Tables About the Author Author's Preface Part 1: Rationale for the Use of the Teachings of Jesus in CBT 1 Introduction A historical view of spirituality, religion and psychotherapy The development and dominance of cognitive therapy as a psychotherapy The importance of Christianity in the West The appreciation of the role of non-specific factors in psychotherapy Interest in the Buddhist technique of 'mindfulness' Findings relating religious adherence to positive mental and physical health The growing respect for cultural and individual differences The decline of logical positivism and the rise of postmodernism and social constructionist theory The question of a logical connection between cognitive therapy and the teachings of Jesus A general outline of the book 2 Introduction to Cognitive Therapy General aspects of psychotherapy The basis of cognitive therapy Beck's cognitive therapy Rational emotive (behaviour) therapy Schema therapy Similarities amongst the three main schools of cognitive therapy 3 The Context of theTeachings of Jesus Why we should consider the teachings of Jesus The records of Jesus the person The location of the teachings of Jesus The approach taken in this book towards the teachings of Jesus The historical context of the New Testament The social context of the New Testament Stages in the early dissemination of the teachings of Jesus Jesus' own context The written Gospels Conclusion 4 What Did Jesus Teach: A Biblical Scholarship Approach The purpose of the chapter Problems with direct use of the Gospels Summary of factors influencing the content of the Gospels. The historical Jesus and the Jesus of faith (and the inerrancy of scripture) Biblical scholarship: Tracking the words and deeds of Jesus Conclusions about Jesus' life, circumstances and characteristic behaviour Jesus' teachings as conveyed in words The proverbial sayings (apophthegms/aphorisms) Other kinds of sayings Conclusion 5 Comparison of Jesus' Teaching with Cognitive Therapy: Part I: Logic Topics in Chapter 5 Content and process of thinking The nature of logic Logic in cognitive therapy Logic in the teaching of Jesus A method for comparing cognitive therapy with the teachings of Jesus Jesus' references to the use of logic Conclusions Comparison of Jesus' logic with cognitive therapy 6 Comparison of Jesus' Teaching with Cognitive Therapy: Part II: Content The content of cognitive therapy The content of Jesus' deeds The content of Jesus' teachings as reported by experts The implicational content in Jesus' teachings Relationship of themes identified in the teachings of Jesus to cognitive therapy Part 2: Approach to Using the Teachings of Jesus in CBT with Christians 7 A Schema-Centred Model of Psychological Dysfunction Topics in Chapter 7 A schema-centred model of psychological dysfunction Assessment Assessment as therapy Choosing the intervention Using the results of assessment in conjunction with the rest of this book 8 New Life in Cognitive Therapy Topics in Chapter 8 Reasons for seeking therapy Ways of doing therapy The need to address Christian issues in therapy Preliminary considerations for doing cognitive therapy with Christians Use of the scriptures in cognitive therapy Ways of using scripture in cognitive therapy Making choices Commitment Is it appropriate for a Christian to use logic? Using logic like Jesus. Jesus' view of logical errors Values Conclusion 9 Introduction to Content Interventions Overview of content intervention Working with propositional content Working with implicational content Part 3: Resources for Using the Teachings of Jesus in CBT with Christians 10 Jesus and the Value of People Topics in Chapter 10 Teachings relevant to the value of people Social inclusion Implicational work Interpersonal considerations The value of people Loving Conclusions 11 Relationship to God, the World and the Future God, the world and the future Acceptance and trust versus fear and anxiety Knowing the future Spiritual versus material concerns The relationship of Jesus' teachings to the Jewish Law: Principle versus literal/old versus new The inconsequential becomes greatly valuable 12 The Christian's Behaviour Topics in Chapter 12 The relevance of Jesus' teaching to the Christian's behaviour Commitment, allegiance, readiness What is important versus what is not important Assumption of status Asking for desires/praying Prophecy, signs, logic The relationships amongst intention, fantasy, action and responsibility Conclusions 13 Following Jesus: The Ongoing Dialectic Dialectics in clinical psychology Consistency between cognitive therapy and the teaching of Jesus Assessment for treatment Commitment to therapy Using logic like Jesus Values Content interventions Tensions in the content of Jesus' teaching Resolution Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Hermeneia The Anchor Bible The New International Commentary on the New Testament The Sacra Pagina New Testament Commentary Series References Index End User License Agreement.
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