Theology and Psychological Theory: Psychological Implications of Some Modern Theologies

Volume
Volume 17
Issue
Winter 1989
Title
Theology and Psychological Theory: Psychological Implications of Some Modern Theologies
Abstract

In a sense, theologies are psychologies. They discuss the human condition, largely in terms of motivation and cognition, and suggest ways of organizing our thinking about human aspirations and goals. These considerations are nowhere more evident than in contemporary process, liberation, and feminist theologies. This article shows parallels among these perspectives relative to modern psychological research and theory, primarily in social psychology and more particularly relative to social cognition theory. The importance of the role of the self and needs for meaning, control, and self-esteem are stressed, indicating that theology can serve as psychological theory and that both psychology and theology might benefit from increased interaction between the disciplines.

Authors
Dr. B. Spilka and R.A. Bridges
Pages
343 - 351
Price
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