Psychology and the Church: Toward a Model for Relating

Volume
Volume 1
Issue
Spring 1973
Title
Psychology and the Church: Toward a Model for Relating
Abstract

This essay discusses the need to define the relations between psychology and the church as more that the consultation over pastoral counseling cases. A paradigm for understanding these relationships is proposed. Definitions are given for the church and for psychology. The church is seen as a place, a plan, a program, and a people. Psychology is defined as the attempt to understand, explain and influence behavior. Psychology can relate to the church by collaborating or consulting on any one of these several facets of church life. The implications of the model are suggested. Thus, psychology is seen to be able to assist the church in enhancing its ministry and fulfilling its ministry.

Author
Dr. H.N. Malony
Pages
67 - 72
Price
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