Do you know anyone who struggles with ADD, depression, homosexuality, alcoholism, or who has had a head injury?
Do you know or go with someone who struggles with ADD, depression, homosexuality, alcoholism, or who has suffered a head injury?
Research suggests that more and more behaviors are caused by the functioning or dysfunction of the brain. However, is it legitimate to blame the brain for behavioral problems? How do I know when the brain is really responsible?
To help you think through these questions and problems, Part 1 of the book, It's the Brain's Fault by Edward T. Welch, provides the theological resources necessary for dialogue on brain science. Why theological resources rather than technological or scientific? Because theology is the lens through which Christians interpret all research; it is therefore essential to have clean and precise glasses.
Unfortunately , when it comes to brain science, our glasses have been particularly dirty. Result: they clouded our vision. In fact, many people seem to have taken off their Bible glasses when they look at brain research. It is therefore necessary, in the first place, to clean and polish his theological glasses.
The theological structure presented in the first part is quite simple: God created us as a unit made up of at least two substances: the body and the spirit. Nothing new so far. This is a theological statement that has stood the test of time. What is new, however, is the application of this theology to some current issues.
Building on this theology and its multiple applications, the second part of the book focuses on practice and considers, in the light of the Bible, some modern diagnoses and experiences, all attributed to the brain. Not every disease and every experience will be discussed in detail. Instead, you will learn a way of thinking that will allow for biblical reflection on specific problems you might encounter. This will allow everyone to serve God according to biblical notions, with confidence, wisdom and compassion.
Franklin E. Payne Jr., M.D. has this to say about the book: “Ed Welch's biblical and scientific approach is a prime example of scholarship. Of particular relevance are the chapters on homosexuality and alcoholism. Christians who face these kinds of challenges on a personal or professional level should study and apply the principles in this book.
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