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Limning the Psyche

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Sixteen original essays by respected psychologists, theologians, and philosophers which look at the practice of psychology from a Christian perspective. 400 pages, from Eerdmans.


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Sixteen original essays by respected psychologists, theologians, and philosophers which look at the practice of psychology from a Christian perspective. 400 pages, from Eerdmans.

382 Pages
-Publisher

A wonderfully rich, innovative, and intellectually stimulating attempt to rescue our understanding of persons from psychology's prevailing obsession with mental mechanics. Such a work is essential reading for anyone wishing to preserve the inspirational resources of the Christian tradition, and it should serve as a welcoming invitation to others whose traditions are dispossessed by the other wise narrow scope of contemporary psychology.
-Publisher

Americans tend to turn to psychology when they want to understand themselves. Today, contemporary psychology presents itself as a science, which can and ought to function independently of theology: it emphasizes individual fulfillment and sometimes suggests that we are little more than the sum total of our genes and our environment. Christians, who believe themselves to be called to develop virtues such as love, humility, faith, perseverance, and who are called to find their fulfillment in a community devoted to the love of God and service in his kingdom, may wonder whether this turning to psychology is a good thing. In Limning the Psyche, fifteen respected psychologists, theologians, and philosophers look at the practice of psychology from a Christian perspective and discuss the parameters of a distinctly Christian psychology and explore the psychological implications of the Christian view of human nature. Contributors: Diogenes Allen Paul Griffiths A. Howsepian Eric Johnson Stanton
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 114168
  • Product Code 080284331X
  • EAN 9780802843319
  • Pages 384
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Sep 1997
  • Dimensions 235 x 159 x 20mm
  • Weight 0.590kg

Mark R Talbot (Ed)

Talbot is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College. He is Vice-Chair of the Council of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and executive editor of Modern Reformation magazine.

Robert C Roberts (Ed)

Robert C. Roberts (Ph.D., Yale) is distinguished professor of ethics at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He was formerly professor of philosophy and psychological studies at Wheaton College, where he worked on integration aspects of clinical psychology. Author of numerous books and articles, he is currently completing a volume on the moral psychology of emotions.


He has written or edited eleven books, and is currently working on the sequel to his 2003 book on emotions. During his time at Baylor, Roberts has continued his work in virtue ethics, and began critical new work in virtue epistemology.


Some of his publications include The Strengths of a Christian (Westminster Press); Emotions: An Essay in Aid of Moral Psychology (Cambridge University Press); Spiritual Emotions: Reflections in Christian Ethics (Eerdmans Publishing Company); and Intellectual Virtues: An Essay in Regulative Epistemology, with Jay Wood (Oxford University Press).

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