9789607070661-9607070666-The Science of Spiritual Medicine: Orthodox Psychotherapy in Action

The Science of Spiritual Medicine: Orthodox Psychotherapy in Action

ISBN-13: 9789607070661
ISBN-10: 9607070666
Author: Metropolitan of Nafpaktos Ierotheos
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Birth of the Theotokos Monastery Greece in Print
Format: Paperback
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ISBN-13: 9789607070661
ISBN-10: 9607070666
Author: Metropolitan of Nafpaktos Ierotheos
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Birth of the Theotokos Monastery Greece in Print
Format: Paperback

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Acknowledged author Metropolitan of Nafpaktos Ierotheos wrote The Science of Spiritual Medicine: Orthodox Psychotherapy in Action comprising pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 9607070666 and 9789607070661. Since then The Science of Spiritual Medicine: Orthodox Psychotherapy in Action textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.61 or rent at the marketplace.

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The book The Science of Spiritual Medicine consists of the basic chapters on healing from two books in Greek (which have not been translated into English) entitled Therapeutic Treatment and Discussions on Orthodox Psychotherapy. The author has reorganised the chapters and made various additions and modifications in response to contemporary reality.In the Part 1 of the book, Orthodox and Humanistic Psychotherapy, in the chapter The Science of Spiritual Medicine, the author analyses the content of Canon 102 of the Quinisext Ecumenical Council. He clarifies its medical terminology and therapeutic character, and explains why the pastoral ministry, which is a complete spiritual science, is linked with man's healing and identified with it.Neither Orthodox theology nor the Orthodox Church is an ideology or a philosophy, but a means of healing. According to the teaching of St Gregory Palamas, theology is theoria, the vision of God. The holy Fathers, as spiritual physicians, indicate and describe a method or healing, a therapeutic method. All the faculties and energies of the soul ought to be referred to Christ and turned towards Him. This therapeutic method is known as hesychasm. It is the basis and end of all Orthodox theology.The chapter Metaphysics and Theology is a tape-recorded talk given by the author to students of the Balamand Theological College of the Patriarchate of Antioch, in Northern Lebanon. The author comments that "the only scientific way to approach theological issues is through the saints". The holy Fathers show us how, from a state of illness and darkening of the nous, a person can progress through purification and illumination to reach spiritual health and deification.The difference between Orthodox psychotherapy and every other kind of psychotherapy, whether Western or Eastern, is defined and proved. Orthodox psychotherapy is not just a method but the life of the Church, through which a person acquires communion with God and other peopl

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