Psychology and Christianity: Four Views

Psychology and Christianity: Four Views

by Stanton L. Jones
     
 

This collection of essays edited by Eric Johnson and Stanton Jones offers four different models for the relationship between Christianity and psychology.See more details below

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This collection of essays edited by Eric Johnson and Stanton Jones offers four different models for the relationship between Christianity and psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830822638
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Spectrum Series
Pages:
271
Sales rank:
1,037,920
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Eric L. Johnson (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is trained as an academic psychologist and is Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is editor of God Under Fire and the author of Foundations for Soul Care. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology, the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, and he is the director of the Society for Christian Psychology (AACC).

Stanton L. Jones is provost and professor of psychology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. During his tenure as chair of the psychology department (1984-1996), he led the development of Wheaton's Doctor of Psychology program in clinical psychology.

He received his B.S. in psychology from Texas A & M University in 1976, and his M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1981) degrees in clinical psychology from Arizona State University. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and served on the Council of Representatives, the central governing body of the APA, representing the Psychology of Religion division from 1999 to 2001. In 1994 he was named a Research Fellow of the Evangelical Scholars Program of the Pew Foundation. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Divinity School of the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, for the 1995-1996 academic year.

Jones authored the lead article, "Religion and Psychology," for the Encyclopedia of Psychology, jointly published in 2000 by the American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press. His article in the March 1994 American Psychologist, titled "A Constructive Relationship for Religion with the Science and Profession of Psychology: Perhaps the Best Model Yet," was a call for greater respect for and cooperation with religion by secular psychologists. Jones has also written, with his wife, Brenna, a five-book series on sex education in the Christian family called God's Design for Sex. He is also the coauthor of Modern Psychotherapies (with Richard E. Butman) and Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate (with Mark A. Yarhouse) and editor of Psychology and Christianity: Four Views. He has published many other professional and popular articles and chapters.

Gary R. Collins was formerly executive director of the American Association of Christian counselors.

David G. Myers is professor of psychology at Hope College. He is best known for his widely adopted texts on introductory psychology and social psychology. He had published widely in professional journals and is the recipient of the Gordon Allport Prize for research studies of group influence. His latest book is The Pursuit of Happiness: Who Is Happy and Why (William Morrow).

David Powlison, Ph.D., edits the Journal of Biblical Counseling, teaches at Westminster Theological Seminary, and counsels at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. He has written numerous articles about Christian counseling, and about how Christian faith and practice relate to the faiths and practices of the modern psychologies.

Robert C. Roberts, Ph.D., is distinguished professor of ethics at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He was formerly professor of philosophy and psychological studies at Wheaton College, where he worked on integration aspects of clinical psychology. Author of numerous books and articles, he is currently completing a volume on the moral psychology of emotions.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. A History of Christians in Psychology - Eric L. Johnson & Stanton L. Jones
2. A Levels-of-Explanation View - David G. Myers
An Integration Response
A Christian Psychology Response
A Biblical Counseling Response
3. An Integration View - Gary R. Collins
A Levels-of-Explanation Response
A Christian Psychology Response
A Biblical Counseling Response
4. A Christian Pyschology View - Robert C. Roberts
A Levels-of-Explanation Response
An Integration Response
A Biblical Counseling Response
5. A Biblical Counseling View - David Powlinson
A Levels-of-Explanation Response
An Integration Response
A Christian Psychology Response
6. Finding One Truth in Four Views - Eric L. Johnson & Stanton L. Jones
Name Index
Subject Index

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