Revisiting the Issue of Influential Sources in the Integration of Psychology and Theology: More than a Decade Summary

Volume
Volume 40
Issue
Spring 2012
Title
Revisiting the Issue of Influential Sources in the Integration of Psychology and Theology: More than a Decade Summary
Abstract

Building upon the work of Jones, Ripley, Kurusu, and Worthington, Jr. (1998), we identified the most influential books and articles within the integration literature in 1985–1994, 1995–2004, and 2005–2010. We tallied references within the Journal of Psychology and Christianity and the Journal of Psychology and Theology and identified trends. There were differential citation rates across the three time periods for both articles and books. Consistently, the most frequently cited works were cited less often in the first time period compared to the following time periods. The number of edited volumes and sensitivity to knowing and doing integration well have both increased. Psychodynamic theory provided fertile soil for the growth of integration. The growing interest in forgiveness has been reflected within the integration literature. Mainstream psychology has increasingly applied spiritualities to practice. Finally, the emotional atmosphere on the boundaries of psychology and Christianity seems to have undergone some change.

Authors
Dr. J.P. Grimm, Dr. K.L. Barnett, Dr. R.L. Bassett, S. M. Pearson, A. Cornell, S. Morton, K. Scott and Dr. P. Stevenson
Pages
5 - 15
Price
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