Converging Horizons for Relational Integration: Differentiation-Based Collaboration

Volume
Volume 40
Issue
Spring 2012
Title
Converging Horizons for Relational Integration: Differentiation-Based Collaboration
Abstract

We appreciate the invitation to reflect on the past, present, and future of the integration of psychology and Christian theology. Our primary interest is to explore integration through a relational lens which moves relationality to the foreground. Our approach to integration prioritizes attention to relational dynamics between actual psychologists and theologians (as opposed to abstract bodies of knowledge), as well as relational dynamics across various forms of diversity which are part of social integration. We offer a Trinitarian understanding of differentiation-based relationality as the heart of a theological anthropology which values community, mutual recognition, alterity, and social justice for shaping hospitable interdisciplinarity. We suggest that differentiation-based collaboration, intercultural competence, and ministry training are central to the future of relational integration.

Authors
Dr. S.J. Sandage and Dr. J. K. Brown
Pages
72 - 76
Price
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