Living on the Boundary: Scriptural Authority and Psychology

Volume
Volume 33
Issue
Summer 2005
Title
Living on the Boundary: Scriptural Authority and Psychology
Abstract

For Christian psychologists to move from their marginalized position with mainstream psychology, they must be able to substantively demonstrate the unique insights that the integration of psychology with Christian theology offers to the discipline. To do this, Christian psychologists must be able to show, not just claim, the authority of Scripture by demonstrating its explanatory power on psychology'€™s terms. Three factors in psychology'€™s new zeitgeist provide both opportunities and challenges to demonstrating Scriptural authority: a growing cultural interest in spirituality, postmodernism, and novel approaches to cognitive science. Cognitive-Experiential Self Theory (CEST) is provided as a concrete example where Christian thinking provides greater understanding of an emerging psychological theory, thus demonstrating explanatory power and providing Scripture a more authoritative position.

Author
Dr. P.C. Hill
Pages
98 - 112
Price
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