Toward a framework for Islamic psychology and psychotherapy : an Islamic model of the soul

Rothman, Abdallah and Coyle, Adrian (2018) Toward a framework for Islamic psychology and psychotherapy : an Islamic model of the soul. Journal of Religion and Health, 57(5), pp. 1731-1744. ISSN (print) 0022-4197

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Abstract

A uniquely Islamic theoretical framework for an Islamic psychology has yet to be established. To do so requires that we understand how human beings are conceptualized within the cosmology that characterizes the Islamic tradition. This paper presents a model of the soul from within an Islamic paradigm, generated through a grounded theory analysis of interviews with 18 key informants with relevant academic or religious expertise. The model elaborates aspects of a mechanism for the development of the soul that constitutes a potential foundation for an Islamic theory of human psychology and has particular relevance for Islamic approaches to psychotherapy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic psychology, Islamic psychotherapy, Self, Soul
Research Area: Psychology
Theology, divinity and religious studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences
Depositing User: Susan Miles
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 09:15
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 18:54
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-018-0651-x
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/40684

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