Speaker: Dr. Marie Hoffman
Lecture 2 of 3
Video 3 of 6
of the 2013 Integration Symposium on Faith and Psychology
Wednesday, Feb 13, 7pm - 9pm Travis Auditorium
Evangelical patients largely equate salvation with an escape from hell’s torments. More often, the Evangelical patient is seeking escape from more present, internal torments. A psychotherapy that understands this disjuncture may facilitate a more experience-near comprehension of salvation as one that frees from bondage to the iniquities of the fathers and begins the heavenly kingdom here. Attendees will be able to describe the psychological liabilities of a truncated understanding of salvation, to theoretically link the psychoanalytic concept of attachment to bad objects with the religious concept of a need for salvation, and apply an expanded understanding of salvation to therapeutic work with struggling Evangelical Christians.