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Psychology and Christianity

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Throughout history, Christian thinkers have thought deeply about psychological issues long before the birth of modern psychology. However, Christian interest in psychology has literally exploded over the past fifty years. Christians have published countless books that describe our personality, our limitations, our dysfunctional development, our relationships and their problems, and so on. They have taken different positions regarding their attitude towards modern psychology: some accepting it wholeheartedly, others rejecting it with such emphatic vehemence, and many choosing an intermediate position.

However, Christians have had little opportunity to engage in public dialogue regarding these different positions. This present book provides an opportunity to understand the intellectual crisis that is shaking the Church in the field of psychology and the helping relationship, and it does so by presenting five major evangelical perspectives on the connection between psychology and Christian faith. It specifically addresses the value of psychology in general to Christians as well as issues related to psychological study and the practice of the helping relationship for believers.

Each of the contributors responds to the other essayists, noting where they agree and what problems they observe. Here are the five points of view that are defended:

• Transformational Psychology Perspective (John Coe & Todd Hall);
• Biblical Counseling Perspective (David Powlison);
• Explanation Levels Perspective ( David G. Myers);
• the point of view of integration (Stanton L. Jones);
• the point of view of Christian psychology (Robert C. Roberts and Paul J. Watson). / p>

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Author

ERIC L. JOHNSON (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is Professor of Pastoral Care at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, USA. Prior to joining SBTS, Dr. Johnson taught psychology, theology, and Christian worldview for nine years at Northwestern College, Minnesota. He has contributed to numerous articles in the field of Christian psychology, arguing for the need for theology in the helping relationship and in psychological research.

Table of contents

Foreword to the second edition

1. A Brief History of Christians in Psychology - Eric L. Johnson

2. The Explanation Levels Perspective - David G. Myers
An Integrationist Response to the Explanation Levels Perspective
A Christian Psychology Response to the Explanation Levels Perspective
A Transformational Psychology Response to Explanation Levels Perspective
A Biblical Counseling Response to Explanation Levels Perspective

3. The Integration Point of View - Stanton L. Jones
An Answer from the Point of View of Explanation Levels to Integration
A Christian Psychology Response to Integration
A Transformational Psychology Response to Integration
A Biblical Counseling Response to Integration

4. The Perspective of Christian Psychology - Robert C. Roberts and PJ Watson
An Answer from the Point of View of Explanation Levels in Christian Psychology
An Answer from the Point View of Integration into Christian Psychology
A Transformational Psychology Response to Christian Psychology
A Biblical Counseling Response to Christian Psychology

5. The Perspective of Transformational Psychology - John H. Coe and Todd W. Hall
An Answer from the Point of View of Explanation Levels to Transformational Psychology
An Answer From an Integrationist Perspective to Transformational Psychology
A Christian Psychology Response to Transformational Psychology
A Biblical Counseling Response to Transformational Psychology

6. The Perspective of Biblical Counseling - David Powlison
An Explanation-Level Response to Biblical Counseling
An Integrationist Response to Biblical Counseling < br> A Christian Psychology's Response to Biblical Counseling
A Transformational Psychology Response to Biblical Counseling

7. Better understand thanks to the five points of view - Eric L. Johnson

Details

Original title: Psychology & Christianity 5 views
Author : Eric L. Johnson
Edition : Impact Académia
Publication : February 2021
ISBN : 9782924743157
Pages : 380
Dimensions : 6 "x 9"
Format : paperback
Weight : 518 g