5. Carl Rogers and the Doctrine of Original Sin

Carl Rogers, Christianity and the Person-Centred Approach (1990)

  1. Brian Thorne

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118329214.ch5

Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment: Bridging Faith and Person-Centred Therapy

Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment: Bridging Faith and Person-Centred Therapy

How to Cite

Thorne, B. (2012) Carl Rogers and the Doctrine of Original Sin, in Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment: Bridging Faith and Person-Centred Therapy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118329214.ch5

Author Information

  1. The Norwich Centre for Personal, Professional and Spiritual Development, USA

  1. From Person-centered Review, 5(4), 1990. Reprinted by permission of Sage Publications, Inc. Chapter 9 in the original publication.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119950820

Online ISBN: 9781118329214

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • Carl Rogers and the Doctrine of Original Sin (1990);
  • Christian doctrine of Original Sin, and Carl's rebellion against it;
  • concepts of acceptance/empathy as a therapist's chief tools;
  • genuineness and congruence emphasised, on the part of therapists;
  • Carl as a therapist, helping clients to a level of self-acceptance;
  • Augustine's influence;
  • Carl's early experiences, struggle with Christian theology;
  • Moore's reading of the biblical text, the original sin as distrust of God

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Easter Day in Madrid, 1978

  • Rogers and Self-acceptance

  • Early Environment

  • The Influence of Augustine

  • Original Righteousness

  • A Different View of the Garden of Eden

  • References