Theology Recapitulates Ontogeny: Reality Testing as an Analogy in Relating to God

Volume
Volume 8
Issue
Summer 1980
Title
Theology Recapitulates Ontogeny: Reality Testing as an Analogy in Relating to God
Abstract

The Hebraic idea of "€œtruth,"€ as an interpersonal concept denoting dependability, reliability, and trustworthiness, is discussed as an essential aspect of both psychological development and biblically genuine fellowship with God. Interpersonal "€œtruth"€ is given a critical role in the ontogenetic process of reality testing, wherein the stability and consistency of interpersonal behaviors and their meanings during early childhood profoundly influence the subsequent functional integrity of mental processes and social adjustment. Reality testing is discussed as analogous to the process through which one can construe and relate to God.

Author
Dr. J. Boghosian
Pages
122 - 128
Price
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