Limning the Psyche: Explorations in Christian Psychology

Limning the Psyche: Explorations in Christian Psychology

by Robert Campbell Roberts
     
 

Americans tend to turn to psychology when they want to understand themselves. Today, contemporary psychology presents itself as a science, which can and ought to function independently of theology: it emphasizes individual fulfillment and sometimes suggests that we are little more than the sum total of our genes and our environment.

Christians, who believe

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Overview

Americans tend to turn to psychology when they want to understand themselves. Today, contemporary psychology presents itself as a science, which can and ought to function independently of theology: it emphasizes individual fulfillment and sometimes suggests that we are little more than the sum total of our genes and our environment.

Christians, who believe themselves to be called to develop virtues such as love, humility, faith, perseverance, and who are called to find their fulfillment in a community devoted to the love of God and service in his kingdom, may wonder whether this turning to psychology is a good thing.

In Limning the Psyche, fifteen respected psychologists, theologians, and philosophers look at the practice of psychology from a Christian perspective and discuss the parameters of a distinctly Christian psychology and explore the psychological implications of the Christian view of human nature.

Contributors:
Diogenes Allen
Paul Griffiths
A. Howsepian
Eric Johnson
Stanton Jones
Jean-Marc Laporte
James Martin
Cynthia Jones Neal
Dennis Okholm
Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
L. Rebecca Propst
Robert C. Roberts
Walter Sundberg
Mark Talbot
Paul Vitz

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Editorial Reviews

Perspectives on Science & Christian Faith
"Despite its puzzling title, Limning the Psyche comprises a stimulating and illuminating collection of essays reflecting on human nature and experience from a Christian perspective.... This book will appeal to thoughtful Christians wishing to deepen their grasp of the ways in which disciplines such as theology, philosophy, and history can enlighten contemporary psychology. If you would like to know more about how historic Christian faith enriches our psychology, and you don't mind having your thinking challenged, Limning the Psyche should definitely go on your reading list."
Religious Studies Review
A fascinating document that should not be ignored by those interested in the tensions between religion and psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592441433
Publisher:
WIPF & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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