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Capps, Donald

Works: 97 works in 388 publications in 5 languages and 20,312 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Bibliography  Humor  Popular works  Handbooks and manuals  Comparative studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: BL53, 200.19
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Most widely held works by Donald Capps
Men, religion, and melancholia : James, Otto, Jung, and Erikson by Donald Capps( )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is not by coincidence that the key figures in the psychology of religion - William James, Rudolf Otto, Carl Jung, and Erik Erikson - each fought a lifelong battle with melancholia, argues Donald Capps in this engrossing book. These four men experienced similar traumas in early childhood: each perceived a loss of mother's unconditional love. In the deep melancholy that resulted, they turned to religion. Capps contends that the main impetus for men to become religious lies in such melancholia, and that these four authors were typical, although their losses were especially severe because of complicating personal circumstances. Offering a new way of viewing the major classics in the psychology of religion, Capps explores the psychological origins of these authors' own religious visions through a sensitive examination of their writings
James and Dewey on belief and experience by William James( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Donald Capps and John Capps's James and Dewey on Belief and Experience juxtaposes the key writings of two philosophical superstars. As fathers of Pragmatism, America's unique contribution to world philosophy, their work has been enormously influential, and remains essential to any understanding of American intellectual history. In these essays, you'll find William James deeply embroiled in debates between religion and science. Combining philosophical charity with logical clarity, he defended the validity of religious experience against crass forms of scientism. Dewey identified the myriad ways in which supernatural concerns distract religious adherents from pressing social concerns, and sought to reconcile the tensions inherent in science's dual embrace of common sense and the aesthetic. James and Dewey on Belief and Experience is divided into two sections: the former showcases James, the latter is devoted to Dewey. Two transitional passages in which each reflects on the work of the other bridge these two main segments. Together, the sections offer a unique perspective on the philosophers' complex relationship of influence and interdependence. An editors' introduction provides biographical information about both men, an overview of their respective philosophical orientations, a discussion of the editorial process, and a brief commentary on each of the selections. Comparing what these foremost pragmatists wrote on both themes illumines their common convictions regarding the nature of philosophical inquiry and simultaneously reveals what made each a distinctive thinker."--Page 4 of cover
Understanding psychosis : issues and challenges for sufferers, families, and friends by Donald Capps( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this examination of the nature of psychosis, the author, a professor of pastoral theology at Princeton, argues that, while the delusions and hallucinations of the psychotic person are misguided and confused, they are understandable when viewed in the context of a person's life
The resourceful self : and a little child shall lead them by Donald Capps( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erik Erikson, best known for his life-cycle theory and concept of the identity crisis, proposed that we are comprised of a number of selves. In several earlier books, including 'At Home in the World', Donald Capps has suggested that the emotional separation of young children especially boys - from their mothers results in the development of a melancholy self. In this book, Capps employs Erikson's assignment of an inherent strength to each stage of the life cycle and proposes that the life-enhancing strengths of the childhood years (hope, will, purpose, and competence) are central to the develo
The child's song : the religious abuse of children by Donald Capps( )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erik Erikson's verbal portraits : Luther, Gandhi, Einstein, Jesus by Donald Capps( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Erik Erikson's verbal portraits : Luther, Gandhi, Einstein, Jesus, Donald Capps contends that Erikson's portraits of respective historical figures make a highly creative contribution to psychoanalytic discourse. Although he [Erikson] reluctantly abandoned his youthful aspirations to become an artist, his artistic sensitivities and skills played a critical role in the development of his multifaceted conception of identity"--Provided by publisher
You've got to be kidding! : how jokes can help you think by John M Capps( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an analysis of the ways in which jokes illustrate how we think critically, and how the thinking process goes awry in everyday human situations. It uses jokes to illustrate the various mistakes or fallacies that are typically identified and discussed in courses on critical reasoning, as well as providing an effective way to learn critical thinking skills since jokes often describe real-life situations where it really matters whether a person thinks well or not. It also demonstrates how philosophy is actually very practical
The Biographical process : studies in the history and psychology of religion( Book )

19 editions published in 1976 in English and German and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology of religion : a guide to information sources by Donald Capps( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion, society, and psychoanalysis : readings in contemporary theory by Janet Liebman Jacobs( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- Part One Freud -- 1 Freud and Hasidism -- 2 Freud, Maimonides, and Incest -- 3 Freud as Other: Anti-Semitism and the Development of Psychoanalysis -- 4 Psychoanalysis and Fundamentalism: A Lesson from Feminist Critiques of Freud -- Part Two Psychoanalysis and the Second-Generation Theorists -- 5 Karen Horney's Encounter with Zen -- 6 Melanie Klein, Motherhood, and the "Heart of the Heart of Darkness, -- 7 Playing and Believing: The Uses of D. W. Winnicott in the Psychology of Religion -- 8 Childhood Fears, Adult Anxieties, and the Longing for Inner Peace: Erik H. Erikson's Psychoanalytic Psychology of Religion -- Part Three Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives -- 9 Heinz Kohut's Struggles with Religion, Ethnicity, and God -- 10 Creating a New Research Paradigm for the Psychoanalytic Study of Religion: The Pioneering Work of Ana-Maria Rizzuto -- 11 Alice Miller's Insights into Religious Seekership -- 12 Illusions with Futures: Jacques Lacan -- 13 God and Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Toward a Reconsideration of the Discipline of Religious Studies -- 14 Julia Kristeva and the Psychoanalytic Study of Religion: Rethinking Freud's Cultural Texts -- About the Book and Editors -- About the Contributors -- Index
100 years of happiness : insights and findings from the experts by Nathan Carlin( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""What a fascinating book! With a cerebral approach, this book analyzes the key components of happiness over time, and it is an enlightening read for leaders in the workplace who aspire to motivate individuals at their fundamental core for a greater, sustainable good.""
Clinical handbook of pastoral counseling by Robert J Wicks( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud and Freudians on religion : a reader( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giving counsel : a minister's guidebook by Donald Capps( )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most ministers, pastoral counseling is a part of daily ministry, whether it is in an office counseling session or in a chance meeting with a parishioner outside the church. Whatever the setting, ministers are often called on to provide counsel and, by virtue of their calling and training, are expected to do so. This how-to guide for seminary students and ministers explores the role of the minister as counselor and provides a method for giving counsel. Renowned pastoral care expert Donald Capps equips readers with basic knowledge and skills and helps them to create a framework to ensure that all conversations where counsel is given will be valuable and not harmful to the person involved. Using a problem-resolving approach, Capps leads readers through: -- How to Create a Listening Environment -- How to Construct a Conversation -- How to Think Systemically -- How to Interpret Stories -- How to Manage Boundaries Giving Counsel is the perfect resource for seminary students and ministers of all faiths, whether you are beginning your study or looking for a single resource to serve your ministry
The religious personality by Donald Capps( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still growing by Donald Capps( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On losing the soul : essays in the social psychology of religion( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The depleted self : sin in a narcissistic age by Donald Capps( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reframing : a new method in pastoral care by Donald Capps( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time to laugh : the religion of humor by Donald Capps( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that religion is diminished when it fails to understand and embrace its own historical connection — much of it dating to biblical days — to humor itself. – from publisher description
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You've got to be kidding! : how jokes can help you think
James and Dewey on belief and experienceUnderstanding psychosis : issues and challenges for sufferers, families, and friendsThe child's song : the religious abuse of childrenYou've got to be kidding! : how jokes can help you thinkReligion, society, and psychoanalysis : readings in contemporary theoryClinical handbook of pastoral counselingFreud and Freudians on religion : a readerGiving counsel : a minister's guidebook
Alternative Names
Capps, Donald Eric.

Capps, Donald Eric 1939-

Donald Eric Capps Amerikaans professor (1939-2015)

Donald Eric Capps Professor and author of pastoral theology

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