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. 40, No. 3, Fall

Called for Leadership: Psychological Type Profile of Leaders within the Newfrontiers Network of Churches in the United Kingdom
The aims of this study are to examine the psychological type profile of leaders within the Newfrontiers network of churches and to compare those data with the psychological type profile of lead elders reported by Francis, Gubb, and Robbins (2009) in...
Death Studies
Kelley, M.M. and Chan, K.T. Assessing the Role of Attachment to God, Meaning, and Religious Coping as Mediators in the Grief Experience Vol. 36, 199-227 (2012) This section of the Journal attempts to keep readers informed of current resources...
Depression Research and Treatment
Toussaint, L.L., Marschall, J.C., and Williams, D.R. Prospective Associations between Religiousness/Spirituality and Depression and Mediating Effects of Forgiveness in a Nationally Representative Sample of United States Adults Vol. 1, 1-10 (2012)...
Journal of Religion and Health
Barton, A.L., Snider, J.B., Vazsonyi, AT., and Cox, J.L. Adolescent Religiosity as a Mediator of the Relationship Between Parental Religiosity and Adolescent Health Outcomes Published online: 20 April 2012 doi: 10.1007/s10943-012-9596-7 ...
Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
Beach, S.H.R., Hurt, T.R., Fincham, F.D., Franklin, K.J., McNair, L.M., and Stanley, S.M. Enhancing Marital Enrichment Through Spirituality: Efficacy Data for Prayer Focused Relationship Enhancement Vol. 3, 201-216 (2011) African Americans...
Redemptive Validity and the Assessment of Depression: Singing Songs to Heavy Hearts
This investigation into the clinical utility of six contemporary depression instruments establishes a foundation for a theologically informed validity subtype. Redemptive validity is defined as the effectiveness of an assessment instrument that samples...
Religious Involvement, Humility, and Change in Self-Rated Health over Time
Theologians have been discussing humility for centuries, but empirical research on humility is in its infancy. The present study has two goals. The first is to see if change in humility is associated with change in self-rated health over time. The...
Research on Aging
Hodge, D.R., Horvath, V.E., Larkin, H., and Curl, A.L. Older Adults' Spiritual Needs in Health Care Settings: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis Vol. 34, 131-155 (2012) Spiritual needs are rarely met in the health care system and may often be affected...
The Holy Spirit, Common Grace, and Secular Psychotherapy
This paper seeks to demonstrate how the Holy Spirit, through common grace, may be actively working and using secular psychotherapy in light of the dual reality of belief and unbelief in this world. The Triune God desires to bring a world fallen in...
The Practice of Integration with Postmodern Therapies: Exploring the Use of Ingram's (1995) Model with Emotionally Focused Therapy
Christians who counsel utilize many models to integrate psychology and theology (Enwistle, 2004; Johnson & Jones, 2010). Indeed, the literature on integration reveals four key areas of focus: the development of frameworks for theoretical integration...
The Role of Spiritual Development in the Cross-Cultural Reentry Adjustment of Missionaries
This study investigated the relationship between spiritual development and cultural reentry adjustment in a group of missionaries. One hundred and two missionaries completed a questionnaire that correlated the Spiritual Assessment Inventory (SAI) with...
"Uncleanness" in Christian Spirituality
Beck, R. (2012). Unclean: Meditations on purity, hospitality, and mortality. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books. Paper. 197 pp. $23.00. ISBN. 978-1-60899-242-3. Richard Beck (Ph.D., Southern Methodist University) is Associate Professor and Chair of the...