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Transformation

James Loder, Mystical Spirituality, and James Hillman

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Eolene Boyd-MacMillan

Transformation is a desired outcome of Christian spirituality. Christians pray, trust, and hope that their responsive embrace of God will transform them. Interdisciplinary study of this process, as journey and as significant movements, hits upon key philosophical, theological, and psychological debates. Are all spiritualities the same core with an overlay of traditional practices and beliefs? How is the Holy Spirit involved in human life as the potential for this transformation process unfolds from birth? Can psychological theories of transformation that do not affirm divine reality have explanatory and descriptive power for Christian understandings of transformation?
These areas of focus and related questions encompass broad landscapes. This book places a magnifying glass on one piece of the terrain by engaging the work of philosopher, theologian, and psychologist James Loder, mystical spirituality scholars Andrew Louth, Bernard McGinn, Denys Turner, and Mark McIntosh, and archetypal movement founder James Hillman. Without denying differences, this work is the first analysis to identify connections among these thinkers. The significance of the connections is both substantive and methodological for intra- and inter-faith (broadly understood) spirituality discussion, as well as for the engagement of the Christian church with the culture of the twenty-first century.

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Index Aelrod of Rievaulx 126 n .223 Active imagination 203, 205 Adaptation 54, 76, 277, 280-82 Aggression 49 n. 107 Ainsworth, Mary 39 n. 43 Ambrose 125 Analogia Spiritus 56, 140—see also Imago dei Anderson, Ray 50 n. 109 Andrews, Bernice 20 n. 16 Anima/us 178, 187, 204, 208 Anima mundi 26, 191-92, 211-13, 240- 42, 250, 257 And Holy Spirit identity 223 n. 4 Aquinas 132 Apophaticism 91 Apophatic and cataphatic 94 Archetype 35, 59-60; throughout chapter Four, but especially 190-93; throughout chapter Five, but especially 238-39 Archetypal images 193-96, 205, 220, 234, 243, 254 Archetypal psychology 25; throughout chapter Four, but especially 175- 77, 179-80, 209-11 Archetypal soul 26, throughout chapter Four, but especially 184-85, 187, 190-96, 202, 206, 208, 211; throughout chapter Five Aristotle 43 n. 69 Arterburn, Stephen 230 n. 14 Ascetical or mystical theology 96, 107 Attachment theory 39 n. 43 Auden, W. H. 156 Augustine 85, 89, 92, 104, 106, 119, 125, 129, 130, 140, 141 n. 7, 142, 205 Baldwin of Ford 126 n. 223 Barth, Karl 14, 158, 163 n. 82 Becker, Ernst 50 n. 109 Beguines 88, 127 Benedict 85 Benner, David 167 n. 86, 280 n. 19 Bergson, Henri 110 Bernard (of Clairvaux) 89, 110, 125, 127, 211 Bi-polar relationality 15, 68, 147, 151, 172, 179, 184, 227, 243, 244, 253, 256-57—see also Dialec- tical identity, Relationality Blake, William 212 n. 148 Bonaventure 92, 93, 104, 129, 132, 149 n. 46 Bonhoeffer, Dietrich 41 n. 59 Bowker, John...

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