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Imago Dei Psychotherapy: A Catholic Conceptualization
Dr. G.C. Dilsaver is rightly considered by many to be the father of Christian psychology, for his book Imago Dei Psychotherapy (IDP) enunciated the foundational principles of the first fully integrated Christian psychotherapeutic conceptualization. The Imago Dei Psychotherapy (IDP) conceptualization is based on the premise that the fullest understanding of human nature is found in traditional Christian, and especially Thomistic, anthropology, which delineates human moral action in its cognitive, volitional, and emotional elements. IDP maintains that locating the behavioral science of psychology within this traditional Christian anthropology of moral action unleashes that science s full and unprecedented clinical efficacy. Imago Dei Psychotherapy can be read with immense benefit not only by Catholics and Christians but by all who seek the most efficacious clinical means to mental health.
The Three Marks of Manhood
"The modern world's infatuation with “equality” informs our culture's presumptions about everything from politics to parenthood, from the definition of art to relations between the sexes. Radical egalitarianism has taken root even in the Church, leaving many Catholics ignorant (or disdainful) of the hierarchies found in our Tradition—particularly the patriarchal structure of the Christian family.
In The Three Marks of Manhood, author G.C. Dilsaver says that the time has come to re-discover Church teaching about patriarchy, and for Catholic men to take up their God-ordained role as priest, prophet, and king of their families. And he shows you how to do it, by embracing and wielding the three staffs of patriarchy: the Scepter of authority and self-discipline, the Crosier of spiritual stewardship, and the Cross of redemptive suffering.