The Human Person In Theology And Psychology

The Human Person In Theology And Psychology

by James R. Beck, Bruce Demarest
     
 
This comprehensive textbook discusses four key aspects of the human person by exploring the relationship between origin and destiny, substance and identity, function and behavior, and relationships and community. The authors argue that an integrated approach of theology and psychology not only enhances our understanding of what it means to be human, but is also key to

Overview

This comprehensive textbook discusses four key aspects of the human person by exploring the relationship between origin and destiny, substance and identity, function and behavior, and relationships and community. The authors argue that an integrated approach of theology and psychology not only enhances our understanding of what it means to be human, but is also key to that understanding.

Editorial Reviews

Christian Education Journal
"Beck and Demarest have written a fascinating, unusual, and carefully constructed study of humans from the perspective of both theology and psychology. This book is timely given the dialogue that is taking place between those practicing these two disciplines and given the shifting boundaries between the various parties in this dialogue . . . . This book is highly recommended. It addresses an issue that will likely increase in important. In an area where many of the books are superficial, it provides scholarship. In an area where some books are polemical, it is irenic. In an area where books are often highly selective in order to make a particular argument appear convincing, it provides a broad overview of both fields. In an area where far too many books are shoddy, it is carefully researched and organized."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780825421167
Publisher:
Kregel Publications
Publication date:
11/04/2005
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
0.86(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

James R. Beck (Ph.D., Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of counseling at Denver Seminary. He is the author or coauthor of eight books, including Healing the Hurting: Giving Hope and Help to Abused Women and The Psychology of Paul.

Bruce Demarest (Ph.D., University of Manchester) is the director of the program in Evangelical Spiritual Guidance, Denver Seminary. A former missionary educator and professor of theology and spiritual formation, Dr. Demarest is also the author of several books, including Soul Guide, Satisfy Your Soul, and Integrative Theology.

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