Vision, Mental Imagery and the Christian Life: Insights from Science and Scripture

1st Edition

Zoltán Dörnyei​

Routledge
July 19, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781138478336 - CAT# K348532
Series: Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

USD$140.00

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Summary

This book uniquely explores how the notion of vision is presented in modern science and the Bible, and how it can be applied to contemporary Christian contexts. The word "vision", our ability to see, has been described by an increasing body of scholarship in the social sciences as our capacity for mental imagery and imagination. As such, this unique cognitive capability has been utilised in many fields for a variety of purposes, from arts and psychotherapy to politics and business management, and even for performance enhancement in sports.

The current book argues that a better understanding of vision can have far-reaching practical implications for Christian life and ministry by helping people to align themselves with God’s specific purposes. After a theoretical overview that integrates scientific and theological insights, the final chapters present a variety of strategies that can help believers to discern God’s call through the use of mental imagery and then to develop and cultivate the perceived vision.

The book examines the scientific and biblical principles of vision, with a special emphasis on the practical implications of the issue. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars of Theology, Biblical Studies and Church Growth/Leadership, as well as Organisational Behaviour, Business Management and Psychology.

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