Logotherapy and Orthodox Christianity: A Comparative Analysis of Axiological Principals

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Abstract

The author of the article applies the analysis of and the comparison between axiological basements of V. Frankl’s logotherapy and the Orthodox christian asceticism. The aim of the article is to find common ground and crossing of meanings, which could be the ground for fruitful cooperation between Orthodox christian psychotherapists and secular phycologists. For the Orthodox christians who deal with phychology this article aims to show the perspective of the interpretation of the efficient phsycotherapeutic methods, which coinside with the Church’s worldview and for those phycologists who do not con- sider themselves Orthodox Christians — the article is the testimony of Christ.

General Information

Keywords: V. Frankl, logotherapy, meaning of life, greater meaning, terminal value, self-transcendence, conscience, existential vacuum, divine Providence, The Kingdom of God

Journal rubric: Psychology of Faith, Christian Psychology and Psychotherapy

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2016240503

For citation: Badaev R.A. Logotherapy and Orthodox Christianity: A Comparative Analysis of Axiological Principals. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2016. Vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 40–55. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2016240503. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Renat A. Badaev, Teacher, Orthodox Perervinsky Spirits Noi Seminary (PPDS), Post-Graduate Student Of the Russian Orthodox Institute. AP. John the Divine (EPI), Moscow, Russia, e-mail: romek.bad@yandex.ru

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