A Meeting of Minds
t Notes t Introduction 1. Tertullian Prescription against Heretics 7 (PL 2.20). Unless otherwise noted, all transla- tions are mine own. For patristic titles in their original languages, see the correspond- ing author, volume, and column range in the series Patrologia graeca, Patrologia latina, or Sources chrétiennes, as noted in the bibliography. 2. Jn 1:14 KJV (italics mine). All New Testament citations are taken from this version. 3. In brief, purification refers to the believer’s struggle to purify his heart of the passions, the thoughts, and deceitful desires; illumination refers to the Holy Spirit illumining the heart of the believer who is thereby moved to pray without ceasing; deification re- fers to the vision of Christ that likewise transfigures the one who sees him. These stages assume an ecclesial life of ascetic striving guided by the Christian virtues and nourished by the Holy Mysteries. 4. Beyond this, there is a degree of success in treating certain limited realms of prob- lems, most prominently infantile autism and certain forms of phobic reaction. 5. In the clinical literature and in Dr. Beck’s own works, his therapy is called cognitive- behavioral therapy. Beck explains that his original term was cognitive insight therapy, but as behavioral therapists started to adopt his treatment protocols, they would use the label cognitive-behavioral therapy and that term has remained, although the therapy is strictly speaking cognitive with some behavioral components used for their cognitive effects. Cf. Aaron Beck, interview by Sidney Block, May 4, 2004, Philadelphia,...
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