CHRISTIAN PERSONALITY THEORY: A Self Compass For Humanity
eBook (PDF), 224 Pages
"Christian Personality Theory" unites a Judeo/Christian foundation with the best in theorizing about multi-dimensional human personhood. Refusing to settle for either reductionist psychology or simple-minded theology, Dan and Kate Montgomery deliver a biblical Trinitarian theology well integrated with clinical, developmental, and personality theory. The result is insight that can transform personality and relationships in wise and helpful ways. Laypersons, counselors, and clergy will appreciate this thoughtful work written in clear and practical prose. Praised by professors at Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Notre Dame, Fuller, Gordon Conwell, Andover Newton, and ORU, this book provides an incomparable resource for all interested in a uniquely Christian theory of personality.
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Jan 14, 2011Does the unity in diversity of the tri-Personal God illuminate the way to understanding our own interpersonal selfhood? Dan and Kate Montgomery have made a powerful case that classic Trinitarian teaching as well as other biblical insights afford incomparable resources in grappling with who we are and how we can be made whole. Christian Personality Theory is not only for practitioners of counseling but for any who want to see how Christian doctrine sheds light on things human as well as divine. -- Gabriel Fackre, Abbot Professor of Christian Theology Emeritus, Andover Newton Theological School
Jan 10, 2011UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME: "I love the systematic and creative thought that went into this book. I am fascinated by the Self Compass. It has an intuitive resonance and it synthesizes what we know about the human psyche, its pitfalls and redemption. The growth orientation of the Compass Model promotes a transformation mindset that can benefit any reader. Well done!" Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Developmental and Moral Psychology
Jan 10, 2011Some might think there is no such thing as 'Christian personality theory,' but Dan and Kate Montgomery bring forth a powerful argument that the divine Trinity, the central doctrine of Christian faith, offers a foundation for understanding, healing, and transforming human persons. The logic is this: if God created human beings to experience personality and relationships, then God as revealed in Christ shows the way for having healthy personality and relationships, including a loving interpersonal connection to God. This alone would constitute a theological opinion. But when the Montgomerys marshall developmental, clinical, and personality theory and research in support of a comprehensive Christian personality theory, the argument takes full form. And I, for one, find it convincing.
Jan 8, 2010A credible personality theory needs endorsements from experts at universities where personality theories are researched and taught. This assures that the theory has explanatory power, academic integrity, and empirical validity. In the case of Dan and Kate Montgomery's "Christian Personality Theory," we would expect the endorsements to include professors who are theologians as well as psychologists and therapists. Indeed this book has marshaled a stunning array of such commendations from professors at Yale University Divinity School, Princeton Seminary, Andover Newton Theological School, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Oral Roberts University, Columbia Theological Seminary, Santa Clara University, Regent College, and Dallas Theological Seminary. The Compass approach to personality theory is uniquely interpersonal, emphasizing that human beings should not be viewed as isolated units but rather as persons-in-relationship who must... More > orient themselves to one another and to God as they so choose--a perspective that connects historical Trinitarian Christianity with developmental, clinical, and personality theory and practice. The prose writing style is lively and forward moving. The narrative is simple enough to follow, yet sophisticated enough to require one's "thinking cap." Most of all, "Compass Personality Theory" applies directly to daily life, not just as a means of self-help and personality transformation, but also as an effective tool for understanding and improving every relationship. I am excited about this book! Raymond D. Anderson, Ph.D., M.Th., LPCC, LADAC< Less
Dec 5, 2009Dan and Kate Montgomery have provided another in their recent Compass Series of books that well-integrates Christian theology with developmental, clinical, and personality theory and practice. Christian counselors, clergy, and laypersons will surely appreciate this thoughtful, interesting, and compelling book written in clear and practical prose. Compass theory provides an excellent example of the integration of psychology and religion from a Christian perspective and I for one will recommend it to colleagues and clients alike!
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