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Positive Psychology in the school - What does Lutheran theology have to say?

Traeger, Stuart and Worthing, Mark (2013) Positive Psychology in the school - What does Lutheran theology have to say? In: Australian Conference on Lutheran Education 4, Brisbane.


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With the positive psychology movement gaining momentum in Australia this paper will provide a theological framework for Lutheran schools to practically approach positive psychology in a way that enables them to remain authentically Lutheran.
Mark and Stuart will provide a brief historical summary of the positive psychology movement and some examples of where and how it is currently being implemented in Australian Lutheran schools. Through the lens of Lutheran theological perspectives (e.g. theology of baptism, theology of the cross, Law and Gospel, simul justus et peccator) they will highlight those aspects of positive psychology which can be embraced, as well as the additional supplements Lutheran theology can bring to positive wellbeing in our schools.
A must for those schools implementing or considering the implementation of positive psychology.

Item Type: Conference Papers (Paper)
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Positive psychology, school, Lutheran theology
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Religious Education
College/Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2014 05:10
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 05:10
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1689

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