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The Resource Coming to peace with psychology : what Christians can learn from psychological science, Everett L. Worthington Jr

Coming to peace with psychology : what Christians can learn from psychological science, Everett L. Worthington Jr

Label
Coming to peace with psychology : what Christians can learn from psychological science
Title
Coming to peace with psychology
Title remainder
what Christians can learn from psychological science
Statement of responsibility
Everett L. Worthington Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Religion and science have often been at odds. In particular, Christianity and psychology have not always gotten along. Some Christians are still suspicious of psychological findings. But researcher Everett Worthington argues that Christians can know people better{u2014}and even know God better{u2014}through psychological science
  • Worthington suggests that the relationship between psychological science and Christianity is less like a war or mere dialogue and more like an emerging marriage. In this relational model of psychology and Christianity, there may be marital spats at times but also great potential for an intimate, mutually fulfilling relationship
  • Worthington demonstrates how the tools of experimental psychology shed light on human nature and the nature of God. Because people bear the image of God, the findings of psychological science help us understand both people and God more clearly. Psychological science provides new perspectives on theology and can help us address theological controversies and hot topics. Worthington gives recent examples of illuminating psychological findings, examines the distortions of the image of God through the effects of sin and points to ways that psychology assists Christians in living more virtuously
  • Psychology can contribute to the Christian life, because all of us, psychologists and non-psychologists alike, are human and can benefit from better understanding our fellow humankind. Beyond integrating Christian and psychological truths, this book uncovers new relationships between science and religion, demonstrates psychology's benefits to theology, and helps Christians live a redeemed life that is pleasing to God
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Worthington, Everett L.
Dewey number
261.5/15
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL53
LC item number
.W675 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychology, Religious
  • Psychology
  • Christianity
Label
Coming to peace with psychology : what Christians can learn from psychological science, Everett L. Worthington Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-295) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The relationship of psychological science to theology. Interesting things about people ; A tale of two cities ; What information can I trust? ; Why you might not believe what you don't already believe ; The methods of disciplines ; A relational model ; Understanding the relational partners ; Dealing with some challenges -- What psychological science has to offer theology. Psychological science provides a new tool ; Psychological science is limited ; Psychological science strengthens theological claims ; Psychological science adds new ideas to theology ; Psychological science addresses theologically hot social controversies ; Psychological science helps us understand virtuous living ; Psychological science helps us live more virtuously ; Can psychological science help us know God better?
Control code
ocn567007989
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780830838820
Lccn
2010014226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)567007989
Label
Coming to peace with psychology : what Christians can learn from psychological science, Everett L. Worthington Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-295) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The relationship of psychological science to theology. Interesting things about people ; A tale of two cities ; What information can I trust? ; Why you might not believe what you don't already believe ; The methods of disciplines ; A relational model ; Understanding the relational partners ; Dealing with some challenges -- What psychological science has to offer theology. Psychological science provides a new tool ; Psychological science is limited ; Psychological science strengthens theological claims ; Psychological science adds new ideas to theology ; Psychological science addresses theologically hot social controversies ; Psychological science helps us understand virtuous living ; Psychological science helps us live more virtuously ; Can psychological science help us know God better?
Control code
ocn567007989
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780830838820
Lccn
2010014226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)567007989

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