Bibliotherapy and „Bible-therapy”

Subtitle
Using Biblical Texts in Bibliotherapy in the Practice of Congregational Pastoral Care. Part 2
Contributor

This is a follow-up to my study published in the previous issue of this journal. The concise concept of bibliotherapy encapsulates its fundamental principles: healing through literature. The method’s positive outcomes have spurred a resurgence in research, training and practical application in recent decades. In Hungary, this approach has yielded fruitful results, diversifying traditional psychological sessions and other forms of individual and group support, making it more accessible to those who may have hesitated to seek help otherwise. I envision a similar surge in the practice of congregational pastoral care if we establish a fresh framework for individual and group discussions through this method. This paper delves into the potential avenues for achieving this goal.

Bibliographic reference

Bíró Beatrix: Bibliotherapy and „Bible-therapy”. Using Biblical Texts in Bibliotherapy in the Practice of Congregational Pastoral Care. Part 2. In: Református Szemle 116.4 (2023), 333--359