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Alcoholics Anonymous Spirituality and Pastoral Counseling

Antun Volenik   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-1017-3218 ; The Faculty of Philosophy of the Society of Jesus in Zagreb, Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (140 KB) str. 55-66 preuzimanja: 609* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Volenik, A. (2015). Duhovnost Anonimnih alkoholičara i pastoralno savjetovanje. Obnovljeni Život, 70. (1.), 55-66. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/138652
MLA 8th Edition
Volenik, Antun. "Duhovnost Anonimnih alkoholičara i pastoralno savjetovanje." Obnovljeni Život, vol. 70., br. 1., 2015, str. 55-66. https://hrcak.srce.hr/138652. Citirano 16.05.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Volenik, Antun. "Duhovnost Anonimnih alkoholičara i pastoralno savjetovanje." Obnovljeni Život 70., br. 1. (2015): 55-66. https://hrcak.srce.hr/138652
Harvard
Volenik, A. (2015). 'Duhovnost Anonimnih alkoholičara i pastoralno savjetovanje', Obnovljeni Život, 70.(1.), str. 55-66. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/138652 (Datum pristupa: 16.05.2021.)
Vancouver
Volenik A. Duhovnost Anonimnih alkoholičara i pastoralno savjetovanje. Obnovljeni Život [Internet]. 2015 [pristupljeno 16.05.2021.];70.(1.):55-66. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/138652
IEEE
A. Volenik, "Duhovnost Anonimnih alkoholičara i pastoralno savjetovanje", Obnovljeni Život, vol.70., br. 1., str. 55-66, 2015. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/138652. [Citirano: 16.05.2021.]

Sažetak
The Alcoholics Anonymous Program (AA), as we can see in the basic documents thereof, is essentially a spiritual program. This paper presents the history of the Program by looking at the spiritual background of the same. The main authors of the Program’s spiritual content are portrayed herein, as are also the basic spiritual tenets contained in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Christian roots of the movement are made evident, and a broader view is given of the connection between its founders, William (Bill) Wilson and Dr. Robert (Bob) Smith, and several persons in the Catholic Church, such as Edward (Ed) Dowling, S.J. and John C. Ford, S.J. Also, certain elements are pointed out which the Program has in common with Ignatian spirituality. The Alcoholics Anonymous Program has played a pioneering role in the acceptance of spirituality as an important factor in the recovery and healing process of addicts in conjunction with modern psychotherapy and psychology. There is nothing in the theoretical or spiritual underpinnings of the Program that can cause its ideas to be mistaken for a religious sect or a new religion. On the contrary, a person recovering from addiction has the opportunity to integrate the Program into his own spirituality and so to develop a more vivid idea of God and to advance in spirituality and faith.

Ključne riječi
addiction; spirituality; pastoral counseling; Alcoholics Anonymous spirituality; William (Bill) Wilson

Hrčak ID: 138652

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/138652

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