Understanding Psychology And Christianity : An Introduction Of Worldview Issues, Philosophical Foundations, And Models Of Integration

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In the book Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity: An introduction to worldview issues, philosophical foundations, and models of integration by David Entwistle (2010), the author focused on integrating psychology and Christianity. The author defined both psychology and Christianity and explained how they both coincide together. However, Entwistle also mentioned some objections that may occur when integrating psychology and Christianity. “A variety of objections can be raised about the integration of psychology and Christianity. Some people see Christianity only as a religious belief and psychology as a profession, with very little overlap between them” (Entwistle, 2010, p.10).
Entwistle also explained how theology and psychology are integrated. “The interaction of psychology and theology is virtually inevitable due to their mutual interest in understanding the ambiguities and mysteries of human behavior, and healing human brokenness.” (Entwistle, 2010, p. 51). This statement then leads the book into the historical background of theology and science.
The author also showed the reader, how religion played a role in science. “In many ways the foundations of science were paved in part by Christian worldview that allowed for the universe to be seen as an orderly place in which laws could describe the regularities found within it, based on the premise that the world was created by a powerful, rational and person Being” (Entwistle, 2010, p. 33). However,…

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