The Impossibility of a Psychology of the Christian Religion: A Theological Perspective

Volume
Volume 17
Issue
Fall 1989
Title
The Impossibility of a Psychology of the Christian Religion: A Theological Perspective
Abstract

Does theology have a legitimate role to play in the psychology of the Christian religion? Several strands of thought within scholarly disciplines which study religion say "€œYes."€ Those perspectives are reviewed and a particular theological perspective on the definition of the Christian religion is set forth. In light of that perspective, an argument for the appropriate limits of psychology'€™s attempts to provide knowledge about the Christian religion is made. It is concluded that, although a psychology of religious experience and behavior can and ought to be pursued, it is, in several regards, impossible to construct a psychology of the Christian religion.

Author
Dr. A.C. Tjeltveit
Pages
205 - 212
Price
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