A Response to Foster and Moran's "Piaget and Parables: The Convergence of Secular and Scriptural Views of Learning"

Volume
Volume 14
Issue
Spring 1986
Title
A Response to Foster and Moran's "Piaget and Parables: The Convergence of Secular and Scriptural Views of Learning"
Abstract

Foster and Moran (1985) assert that a convergence between Piaget's theory and the teaching style of Jesus will give us confidence in Piagetian theory. This response challenges their assertion on the grounds that: (a) the task of Christian psychology is to unfold the psychological dimension of God's creation, (b) it is inappropriate to use the Bible to confirm a psychological theory, and (c) critical analysis is what is needed in order to gain confidence in psychological theories. This response concludes that: (a) the approach taken by Foster and Moran (1985) hides certain weaknesses in Piaget's theory in the garb of biblical language, and (b) the Christian psychological community should engage in the critical analysis of psychological theories before it looks for biblical convergences.

Author
D.T. Cole
Pages
49 - 53
Price
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