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    Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling written by Mark R. McMinn, Ph.D. This book is a great resource for someone who has chosen the path of Christian counseling. The author states that the main idea of the book is, “this is a book for those wanting to investigate the frontier of intra-disciplinary integration” (McMinn, 2011, p. 9). McMinn talks about religious interventions as they relate to integration along with challenges that Christian counselor may face. Integration is achieved not only by having a strong biblical and theological foundation but in addition having a person’s spiritual discipline included.…

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    Transforming Christian Theology, Clayton creates bold statements that challenge the church to move away from recreating the same battles that have been fought so long in the church. One of the most significant battles being conservatism versus liberalism. Instead, he asks the church to address humanity as a whole in view of the gospel. In other words, how do humans relate to God instead of how does God relate to humans. He makes the option to move away from the same theologies that seem to be…

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    provides some preliminary thoughts on the development of my own faith and practice in light of all topics covered in this class. Coming to the close of this spring quarter, this systematics class discussed multiple themes within theology proper. The readings and discussions dealt with ways to approach doing theological reflection to working through the third article of the Creed. It seems impossible to pick one or two of these topics and speak about their influence on my development and…

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    3.1 HOW NAME WAS COINED In Christian theology the sybils was thought to have sharp knowledge, before the Christian theology, in Greek and Roman legend there was ten female prophets which are named as Sybyls. It is used to say that they participated in various places in the world. After the Greek and Roman legends this name was used in Christian theology. After the Christian theology this name was derived to England. In England, it was spelled Sybil instead sybyl. It became famous at a high…

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    Textbook 4MAT Review Summary Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling is an enlightening and captivating book by Mark McMinn. The book shows and provides interesting insight into counseling from the perspective of Christians. I consider this book to be quite stirring and thoughtful because the author provides readers with relevant knowledge combined with his own personal experiences in the field of counseling. McMinn also offers his readers the opportunity to think about…

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    Views on Heaven and Hell According to Christian theology, multiple views of heaven and hell have been explored. Some suggest a metaphorical approach, as others present a more literal perspective of what the Bible says. It is very clear throughout Scripture that there are exclusively two destinations dependent on our faith in God. Knowledge regarding what comes after our earthly lives is essential, so we will be more capable to share with others. God has a well thought out plan for our eternity…

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    This essay will compare the Christology presented in two books by two different theologians. The first theologian is Dr. Douglas John Hall who wrote, The Cross in Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World. Dr. Hall is the Professor Emeritus of Christian Theology for McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. The second theologian is Dr. Clark M. Williamson who wrote, Way of Blessing, Way of Life: A Christian Theology. Dr. Williamson is a Professor Emeritus of Christian Though at Christian…

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    How did Christian thinkers and missionaries adapt Greco-Roman ideas to Christian theology and develop effective techniques for converting barbarian peoples? Christian thinkers and missionaries adapted Christian principles to assimilate social and cultural norms of the time. Church teachings in the third and fourth centuries adapted ideas on gender roles and sexuality to conform to existing Roman values. Furthermore, missionaries seeking to spread Christianity beyond the Roman Empire did so by…

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    Summary Mark McMinn the author of “Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling” goes into great depth in explaining the integration of psychology, theology, and spirituality in counseling. McMinn first published his book in 1996 and since then he has updated and revised it in 2011 with reliable information that can be used by the counselor (McMinn, 2011). McMinn starts in the first chapter stating, “this is a book for those wanting to investigate the frontier of…

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    intellectualism appears as incongruent with the nature of belief, commonly misunderstood. Endeavoring to unify these perceived incongruences, Robert Louis Wilken’s book, “The Spirit of Early Christian Thought” demonstrates how the “Christian intellectual tradition came into being” (pg. xiv). Intellectualism isn’t disconnected from believing, rather, the function and belief of the Church established its pattern of intellectual thought. The Church was Christocentric and thus, their…

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