Difficult areas of study or highlighted allowing the reader to evaluate the material through their own view point of integration and draw their own conclusions. Christianity and Psychology or viewed as two opposing views that should never intertwine, never the less this point is being illegitimated in the book. Entwistle (2010) He describes psychology as “the academy/Athens” and he describes theology as “Jerusalem” (p. 8).
Psychology and Theology or offered in two ways that human behavior can be integrated and improved upon. Psychology is viewed empirical methods of study and Theology as studies of human interpretation of God’s Word. p. 10, 11) God gave His people the science of Psychology by creating human behavior. Five paradigms surveys possible relationships between psychology and Christianity and would like his readers to become fully aware of the mindset and conditions that brought out certain issues. Readers need to understand the many diverse approaches for relating Christianity and psychology to pre-established opinions based on false assumptions. The book talks about worldviews. It defines a worldview as a window from which one views the world. It’s inclusive of the beliefs and assumptions that people make regarding the events of their lives.
If a client has distorted worldview, it distorts their thinking. He teaches that one must have a sound worldview in order to integrate these two disciplines correctly. The client’s view of the world must be rooted and grounded in the right interpretation of the biblical principles in order to integrate psychology and spirituality. The authors view is that worldviews are more learned than chosen and must people don’t even know that they have a worldview. Entwistle (2010) Difficult areas of study are presented, while assuring the readers with definitions and illustrations at the end of every chapter.
Psychology is the study of the human behavior especially how the mind of the human beings works. For many years, the behavior of human beings has been studied by very many scholars and they have come up with very many reasons as to why people behave in such a manner. However, as a student my main ambition is to become a drug and alcohol counselor. Therefore, this class of general psychology has ...
Questions are located at the end of the chapters in order that readers could evaluate each material with their own approach to integration. Finally, he talks about the issue of worldview on the biases of how people alter the way they view the world and ends his book with: “We will sometimes have to live with ambiguity and uncertainty, but we affirm that God is the author of all truth…” (Entwistle, 2010, p. 275).
Concrete Response I found this book to be especially helpful to me in my pursuant to reach one part of my destiny and purpose, which is to help hurting people. I was greatly influenced by the books integration theories.
I gained much in site into how to integrate my revelation on Theopathic Healing. I will use this information in my new book, “Introduction to Theopathic Health and Wellness”, This is to be released this summer. I enjoyed chapter three, the “Soul of Psychology and the Psyche of the Soul” (p, 35) because it confirmed some of the principles of Theopathic healing. Theopathic healing involves Gods way of healing the spirit, soul and body. Medical doctors know how to use Gods scientific methods to heal the body but they know little or nothing about how to heal the spirit and the soul.
Most all diseases start within the soul or the spirit. In Theopathic we integrate three primary therapies which are: Theopathic hemostasis, emotional realignment, and homologue therapy. Homologeo (which means to say the same as) therapy involves the integration of nouthetic counseling, psychoneuroimmunology, guided imagery, pneumatology, Theophostic prayer and prayer therapy. These therapies are used in cognitive therapy under the leading of the Holy Spirit. Mankind is bio-psy-cho-social beings that functions like an orchestra who needs to stay in harmony to produce a good sound.
Psychology as a scientific discipline can be divided into four major historical forces. The first historical force being psychoanalysis, the second force behaviorism, the third force humanistic, and the fourth force multicultural. Each historical force represents the zeitgeist or prevailing school of thought for its historical time, and each school of thought brought about the development of ...
The spirit, soul, and body are like instruments in that orchestra that needs to stay in harmony in order to produce great sounds of life and love. When I do scientific notation for my book I will use a lot of Entwistle’s works. REFLECTION Christians have access to more knowledge of wholeness in ministry, the author is not self-indulgent in his focus, nor is he confused about his points on integration of psychology, Christianity and Spirituality. Counselors are given an understanding of how to combine theories of psychology, and Spirituality in order to produce spiritual and mental wellness.
Entwistle (2010) helps readers to reflect on their understanding of the human experience through and enlighten consciousness fully aware of the psychological aspects of a spiritual mind. This book teaches one how to perform an evolution of oneself as a point of reference of to one’s own worldview within the world system which is around us daily. A dialogue between psychology, Christianity and spirituality which can be difficult for some to understand when first encountered for a number of reasons. First, it requires knowledge of both psychology and Christian teachings.
People with a background in psychology often lack a solid understanding of the religious traditions, and theologians may not be up to date on the latest developments in psychology. Second, it requires knowledge of certain concepts and tools to organize the material and understand the basic problems involved in any attempt to connect the science of psychology with Spirituality. These concepts can be found in many places, for instance in the writings of philosophers of science, but they are complex and often hard to comprehend.
Those without a proper theological and spiritual background will encounter difficulty. This makes for wonderful diversity in conversations, but it can make the understanding and mastery of the truth quite difficult for those without training in both disciplines. Action It is my goal to use the knowledge I have learned from this book to break down walls of intimidation that have hindered personal ministry among Christians and reveal the excellent way that Christ works through psychology and Christian spirituality when they are combined to demonstrate the excellency of the His power.
The Christian Virtues in Medical Practice is a soul touching and brain boosting book prepared by Edmund D. Pellegrino and David C. Thomasma in 1996. It speaks of how being a Christian makes a difference in being a physician. The philosophies of the authors made a colorful explanation in the book on how virtue ethics counts a lot. Faith, hope and charity were given emphasis since it is the three ...
My goal is to disseminate this information throughout my spire of influence within the churches, in order to help set the captives. My desire is to encourage believers and to minister God’s grace. Reference Entwistle, D. (2010).
Integrative Approaches to Psychology And Christianity. (2nd ed. , pp. 7- 296).
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