Journal of Psychology and Theology

An academic journal promoting the integration of psychology and theology, where theology sets the boundaries for drawing conclusions. Its purpose is to present articles that have a biblical perspective on the nature of humankind.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, Spring

Anthropological Foundations for Clinical Psychology: A Proposal (1)
The concept of human nature as an enduring set of capacities and mechanisms capable upon observation and reflection of being understood and facilitated in their proper function is basic to understanding the assumptions upon which clinical psychology...
A Response to "Emotion as an Integrative Topic: An Analysis of Faithful Feelings" James R. Beck Some Thoughts on Integration
INTRODUCTION AND CHOICE OF TOPIC I must admit that in starting the study of emotion in the New Testament, I did not think about integration. Not did I plan for the study to lead me down roads in so many different disciplines--psychology, anthropology,...
Books Received
The following books have been received from publishers and are under consideration for review in the Journal of Psychology and Theology. Listing of a volume does not necessarily imply that it will be reviewed. Readers with appropriate academic and...
Clinical Practice with Religious/spiritual Issues: Niche, Proficiency or Specialty
The process of specialty recognition in professional psychology has become increasingly formalized in recent years. The American Psychological Association (APA) now formally defines and recognizes specialties in psychology and organizations such as...
Diversity and the God Image: Examining Ethnic Differences in the Experience of God for a College-Age Population
This study examined ethnic group differences in the emotional experience of God for a college-age population. The researchers collected in-depth demographic data and administered the God Image Scales (GIS) and a series of attachment inventories with...
Emotion as an Integrative Topic: An Analysis of Faithful Feelings
Emotion is a topic of great interest to both academic disciplines involved in the integration enterprise. Biblical studies and theology address the topic because of its vital role in understanding the nature of God and the nature of human functioning....
Journal File
This section of the Journal attempts to keep readers informed of current resources of an integrative nature or those related to the general field of the psychology of religion appearing in other professional journals. A wide range of psychological...
Sex and Gender Differences in Religiousness and Spirituality
Researchers have demonstrated that women participate more frequently than men in religious activities, and some have argued the differences may be attributable to gender orientation (feminine or masculine) rather than sex (female or male). The present...