Watching and Praying: Personality Tranformation in Eighteenth-century British Methodism
Rodopi, 2004 - 241 pagina's
Using John Wesley's sermons and treatises, and the autobiographical narratives of his followers, Watching and Praying gives a detailed examination of the contemplative techniques that comprised Wesley's "method" and model of personality transformation. The first of its kind, the book employs a psychoanalytic perspective that explains both the effectiveness of the method and the emotional crises that arose at every turn. Haartman argues that Wesley's view of spiritual growth - a series of developmental stages that culminated in "sanctification" - was legitimately therapeutic as measured by the standards of contemporary psychoanalysis. Wesley's pastoral genius lay not only in his implicit grasp of the unconscious (e.g. repression, defense, sublimation), but also in his abiding appreciation of healthy ideals and their integrative power. Watching and Praying will appeal to psychoanalysts interested in the clinical facets of religious experience, to scholars in the field of psychology and religion, and to researchers in the area of personality change.
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Wesleys Stages of Spiritual Development
Justification and the New Birth
Inflation and Depression
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Pagina 12 - To inform the understanding is a work of time, and must with children proceed by slow degrees as they are able to bear it; but the subjecting the will is a thing that must be done at once, and the sooner the better.
Pagina 13 - Whenever a child is corrected, it must be conquered; and this will be no hard matter to do if it be not grown headstrong by too much indulgence. And when the will of a child is totally subdued, and it is brought to revere and stand in awe of the parents, then a great many childish follies and inadvertences may be passed by.