Psychology Through the Eyes of Faith
Chapter 1 ^Lessons from the Past: ^ Science and Christian Faith am free, I am bound to nobody's word, except to those inspired by God; if I oppose these in the least degree, I beseech God to forgive me my...
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Chapter 1 ^Lessons from the Past: ^ Science and Christian Faith am free, I am bound to nobody's word, except to those inspired by God; if I oppose these in the least degree, I beseech God to forgive me my audacity of judgment, as I have been moved not so much by longing for some opinion of my own as by love for the freedom of science.^-- Nathaniel Carpenter, Philosophia Libera, 1622 ^Reality is a nuisance to those who want to make it up as they go along.^ -- Austin Farrer, Saving Belief, 1964 ^Over the last century -- psychology's first full century -- definitions of the field have varied. For its first forty years psychology was, as William James declared in his pioneering 1890 text, The Principles of Psychology, "the science of mental life." During the next forty years, from the 1920s into the 1960s, it was the science of behavior. Today's textbooks commonly synthesize this history by defining psychology as the science of behavior and mental processes. Note what a
First in a series of supplemental texts sponsored by the Christian College Coalition, Myers and Jeeves distill an astonishing range of insights from the latest discoveries in cognition and memory to the links between Christianity and mental health. They identify newly found parallels between research on the brain-mind connection, human intuition, the interplay between attitudes and behavior, and the conclusions of biblical and theological scholarship.
David G. Myers (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is professor of psychology at Hope College. He is best known for his widely adopted texts on introductory psychology and social psychology. He had published widely in professional journals and is the recipient of the Gordon Allport Prize for research studies of group influence.
David has digested psychological research for the public through articles in more than three dozen magazines, from Scientific American to Christian Century, and through fifteen books, including general interest books and textbooks. His latest books are The Pursuit of Happiness: Who Is Happy and Why (William Morrow); Intuition: Its Powers and Perils (Yale); The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty (Yale)What God has joined together (HarperSanFrancisco) and A Friendly Letetr to Young Atheists (HarperSanFrancisco)
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Malcolm A. Jeeves CBE (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is an eminent neuropsychologist, a past president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotlands National Academy of Science and Letters, is professor emeritus of psychology at St. Andrews University. He was Foundation Professor of Psychology there from 1969 to 1993 and established the universitys acclaimed psychology department. His own research has focused on brain mechanisms and neuroplasticity.
. The author of more than one hundred scientific papers and eleven books, including six related to science and faith, his most recent studies are Human Nature at the Millennium (1997), (with R.J. Berry) Science, Life and Christian Belief (1998), and a volume of essays he edited for Wm. B. Eerdmans, From Cells to Souls; Mind fields: Reflections on the science of mind and brain (1994); Psychology through the eyes of faith with David G. Myers -and Beyond: Changing Portraits of Human Nature, which was published in 2004.