Confession: The Healing of the Soul
Confession: The Healing of the Soul is not just about what is termed sacramental confession. Its frame of reference is much wider and includes discussion of those celebrated writes who wrote confessions: Augustine, Kierkegaard, Tolstoy, Foucault, Freud, Jung, John of the Cross and Wittgenstein. This book of interest to all Christians of any denomination who engage in sacramental confession - clergy but also pastoral workers and those millions who actually attend confession as part of their lives. In the post-Freudian age confession of any kind has had a bad press but is now coming back into popularity.
Professor Peter Tyler, Professor of Pastoral Theology and Spirituality at St Mary's University, London and a practising psychotherapist, argues that rather than being something to consign to the rubbish heap of history, confession offers unexplored potential for the healing of the postmodern soul. The book addresses all those engaged in psycho-therapeutic and healing practices and ministries.