Although he agrees that it is beneficial to learn from other traditions, but conversion from their birth culture and tradition will add confusion to their identity. To support this he tells the reader to ask this question to themselves, “Am I attracted to this new tradition because of the essential teachings; or, is it because I find the rituals more fascinating; or, is it because I imagine this new tradition will be less demanding?”(445). If the person still converts after thinking the question through then he thinks it is essential that he does not comment on his previous faith. Throughout the essay Dalai Lama has given the reasons why religion plays an important role to shape the person. Every religion has an essential part to share an enriched diversity.
Some people are moved to conflict or hatred by deep emotional scars, and they express this in religious terms--they need to be moved from that stance by deep emotive methods that emerge from traditional moral guidelines combined with appropriate conflict resolution techniques. Others, especially in leadership positions, tend to think more in terms of the cognitive categories of faith, dogma, law, and institutional interests. They need to come to believe that coexistence and peace are defensible legal and metaphysical possibilities within their system of belief, and are of practical benefit to their institutions as well. The successful conflict resolution expert will learn to interact creatively with all of these strains of religious
“A worldview is the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world” (Del Tackett, “What’s a Christian Worldview”). The principles and priorities that determine one’s lifestyle better articulate one’s worldview than the religion one chooses to affirm or deny. As Professor Erin Brown Conroy notes, “Our worldview… [is] our filter. Everything that comes into our mind and heart
Carlin believes “Family Guy could prompt religious believers to think about their doctrines more, particularly: Gender of God, danger of creating god in human image” (Carlin 541). More active thinkers may begin to think deeply about their believes and prompt viewers to engage in a deeper understanding of their believes. Viewers may wonder more about their religious affiliations and begin to have epiphanies about the understanding of their lives. Carlin writes “Family Guy could prompt religious believers (both conservative and liberal) to view their beliefs from the outside” (Carlin 541). Carlin was commenting on how religion was a more traditional ideology and that new thoughts and actions could prompt for a theological revolution.
The Functionalist Perspective seeks to understand the role that religion plays in society, and is premised on how religion satisfies basic needs. One basic need for people is a meaning system. Religion provides a worldview and meaning system for the followers of the faith. But the ideals that a religion encompass alone are often not enough to compel one to follow the religion. Symbols and rituals are vital for helping the believer to take beliefs and make them understood internally in a way that compels them to follow the religion’s rules.
As such, this theory stipulates the importance of the client confining in the counselor before the commencement of the counselling process (Johnson, Ridley & Nelsen, 2000). Moreover, this approach utilizes the combination of a secular and religious approach to dealing with psychological issues. As such, the counselor can draw insight from scientific principles and complement the decisions made with the religious aspect. As such, there is an inclusion of the provisions stipulated in the biblical counselling theory. The utilization of religiously sensitive interventions to neutralize psychological problems as pertained in this approach are similar to Crabb’s
Research in Counseling The purpose of this paper is to know the importance of research in the field of counseling. Address the importance relationship between research and counseling. This paper will also discuss the importance roles and responsibilities of research in the field of counseling. It is important to be aware of the ethical and legal consideration when working with clients.
Pascal (2,000) goes on to say that people will not find true happiness until they find their life in Him (p. 77). Integrating psychology and Christian theology may reveal greater insight into human nature and personality than either discipline alone. While the bible does not provide scientific knowledge, it does provide a valuable alternate perspective. Science attempts to understand human personality, but limits itself to the material world. Christianity acknowledges a spiritual reality and not only offers insight into human nature but also a model with which to interpret the data gathered by science.
In order to conduct an efficient therapeutic occupational therapy session, the OT have to consider the manners of the culture in relation to the client. If the OT does not express a basic understanding of the client’s culture, a problem related to disrespect towards the client and client’s family ,which can negatively affect the progression of the client can be perceived. Included in the thought process of cultural considerations, the OT should be aware of the client’s religion because most individuals attitude and values are directly influenced by their religion. Some cultures shows respect by kissing the hand, bowing in the moment of welcoming, and to not look in each other 's eyes when communicating as a sign of respect ,which needs to be considered when working with a client’s family for the sessions to proceed effectively. In some cases, the client’s parents may have a set routine for eating as a family to help the cohesiveness of the family, as a solution, the OT should deeply consider to adjust the schedule to allow the client the best opportunity to succeed in the action of progressing.
The enlightenment period prompted people to start thinking for themselves and question authority and religion. Those more entrenched in the religious mindset saw this as a threat to the religious institution – especially the power that the religious institution had. Like the Enlightenment, an evolution took place and denominations within the religious community appeared. The masses began vocalizing religion – religion became emotional and the concept of all were equal in Christ helped spur the revival (Schultz,
As the writer indicates, our worldviews are not so much exclusive as much as they are cultivated from our life experiences, environment and education. According to Entwistle, “The worldview with which you were raised, modified by your personal experience and reflection, will inevitably affect your view of psychology, Christianity, and the possibility of integration. (Entwistle, 2010, p. 63). Entwistle challenges the view about incompatibility of theology and psychology, as “The interaction of psychology and theology is virtually inevitable due to their mutual interest in understanding the ambiguities and mysteries of human behavior, and healing human brokenness” (Entwistle, 2010, p. 51). This statement may serve as the key idea preserved throughout the entire book since the author strives to prove that the two disciplines of psychology and Christianity can be combined and definitely used for the benefit
McMinn (2011) begins his book by including a section by James Wilhoit concerning religion in counseling. This section of the book relates to the significance of the Christian faith and its use in counseling. This book section also covers some of the challenges of utilizing religion in counseling sessions, and how the counselor can address those challenges. This first chapter presents the reader with insight, while refreshingly not focusing on the psychology and theology relationship often mentioned in other writings.
I am having a very hard time nailing down a definition for “religion”. A few of the key characteristics of “religion” include a set of beliefs, community, and ethics just to name a few, but that makes the definition even broader in my opinion. Little League has all of those things I just mentioned, but no one would be idiotic enough to call it a “religion”. From that same set of key characteristics, the one I would say stands out is sacredness. If someone is willing to put above all else their set of beliefs, then they belong to a religion.
In “Theology,” C.S Lewis discuss that in order to have the right understanding about God we must have not just experience but doctrines. He suggests that a person must have the clearest ideas that he or he can find about God. He compares theology and experiences. C.S Lewis states that people experiencing faith get excited but they don’t get the same excitement when theology is brought up. “People turn from something real to something less real” (364).