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By Fraser Watts,Geoff Dumbreck

Theologians and spiritual figures frequently draw a contrast among faith of the ‘”head” and faith of the “heart,” yet few cease to invite what the phrases “head” and “heart” truly denote. Many suppose that this contrast has a scriptural foundation, and but many Biblical authors used the observe “heart” as a synonym for “mind.” actually, there isn’t a strict separation of the 2 strategies until eventually the trendy interval, as in Pascal’s well-known declare that “the center has its purposes that cause can't know.” in view that then, many different philosophers and theologians have made an identical distinction.

The indisputable fact that this contrast has been so continual makes it an immense zone of analysis. Head and center: views from faith and Psychology takes an inter-disciplinary ap­proach, linking the taking into consideration theologians and philosophers with conception and examine in present-day psychology. The culture of utilizing framing questions which have been built in theology and philosophy can now be introduced into discussion with medical techniques constructed inside cognitive psy­chology and neuroscience. even though those clinical ways haven't ordinarily used the phrases “head” and “heart,” they've got arrived at an analogous contrast in alternative routes. there's a awesome convergence upon the belief that people have modes of cognition at their disposal that correspond to “head” and “heart.” The time is hence ripe to carry the ways of theology and technological know-how in to dialogue—an impor­tant discussion that has been heretofore neglected.

Head and Heart attracts at the special services in pertaining to theology and psychology of the college of Cambridge’s Psychology and faith examine workforce (PRRG). In addi­tion to delivering ancient and theoretical views, the individuals to this quantity also will tackle sensible matters coming up from the group’s utilized paintings in deradicalisation and spiritual education.

Contributors contain Geoff Dumbreck, Nicholas J. S. Gibson, Malcolm Guite, Liz Gulliford, Russell Re Manning, Glendon L. Moriarty, Sally Myers, Sara Savage, Carissa A. Sharp, Fraser Watts, Harris Wiseman, and Bonnie Poon Zahl.

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