|Benedict Ashley O.P.|
The final writings of renowned theologian Benedict
Ashley, O.P. (1915-2013), are now available in the newly released
book Healing for Freedom: A Christian Perspective on Personhood and
Psychotherapy. Ashley was a former faculty member of
The Institute for the Psychological Sciences.
by the IPS Press, the academic press of the Institute
for the Psychological Sciences, Ashley vividly demonstrates how a Christian
notion of action, knowledge, love, and flourishing can integrate psychological
models of healing at embodied, personal, and interpersonal levels.
Craig S. Titus, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of the IPS
Press, said of this new publication, "Ashley´s Healing for Freedom
is a culmination of his life´s work. As
a philosopher, bioethicist, and theologian, he has articulated a Catholic
view of the human person with clarity. He
incites us forward toward the true liberty that includes not
only a freedom from disease but also a freedom for
full human flourishing, even ultimate beatitude."
the book, Ashley demonstrates how psychotherapeutic models of healing can
be compatible with a Christian understanding of knowledge, love and
action at many different levels.
Dedicated to IPS
co-founder and Academic Dean Emeritus, Gladys Sweeney, Ph.D., material from
Healing for Freedom is currently being used in IPS classrooms
because of its distinct integrative approach to psychology and the
Catholic/Christian understanding of the human person.
is the fourth in “The Monograph Series” which publishes
original scholarly works promoting studies in the broad field of
the psychological sciences. The writings feature experts in psychology, philosophy,
and religion who come together to advance understanding of what
constitutes both the mental well-being and the spiritual flourishing of
the human person.
For a limited time only,
Healing for Freedom is available for 20% off the purchase
price from CUA Press when you use code CIPS13. For more information about the book or to order
Healing for Freedom: A Christian Perspective on Personhood and Psychotherapy,
please click here.
In addition to Ashley´s
book, the IPS Press just released Philosophical Virtues and Psychological
Strengths: Building the Bridge, co-edited by senior editor of Magnificat,
Romanus Cessario, O.P., and IPS faculty members Craig Steven Titus,
Ph.D., and Paul C. Vitz, Ph.D. This dynamic
publication brings Catholic philosophical and theological moral thoughts into direct
dialogue with the psychological sciences and aims to establish the
basis for developing a common framework of understanding. For more
information about this book, as well as The Anthropology Project:
Philosophical Virtue and Psychological Strengths, please click here. (Philosophical
Virtues and Psychological Strengths is available for 20% off the
purchase price from Sophia Institute Press. Please use code IPS20.
To order the book, please click here.)