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Psychological-Educational Studies

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Congruence problem in Christian communication

Gavrilova T.P., Ph.D. in Psychology, Senior Research Associate, Laboratory of Scientific Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, tatpg9@rambler.ru
Abstract
We reveal possible approaches to the interpretation of the congruence phenomenon and its projection in the Christian community. Congruence is regarded as intrapersonal and interpersonal feature. Matching and mismatching of intrapersonal and interpersonal congruence depends on the degree of integration of human personality, his attitude towards himself and others, communication skills, willingness to maintain contact or to engage in dialogue. The article emphasizes the importance of integration of Christian personality and authenticity for his progress towards spiritual growth. These types of religious persons differ in the nature of response to the sins of others, are analyzed in terms of congruence / incongruence and personality integration / disintegration.

Keywords: congruence, self-invention, humanistic psychology, personal and interpersonal congruence, sin, condemnation, forgiveness

Column: Patristic tradition, and moral and psychological demands of the modern world

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2014060124

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