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Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp 49–56 | Cite as

The Image of God in Pastoral Counseling

  • Richard Dayringer
Original Paper
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Abstract

This paper is a study of the God image as the concept has developed in the study of psychology and the psychology of religion. Pastoral counselors obviously have had a long-standing interest in these phenomena. A renewed interest in the subject is indicated by the fact that two books have been published recently on the subject.

Keywords

Image of God Pastoral counseling Psychology Psychology of religion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GroveUSA

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