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. 37, No. 3, Fall

Appreciative Musings on Normative Thoughts, Normative Feelings, Normative Actions
This article consists of appreciative reflections upon Hoffman and Strawn's article, Normative Thoughts, Normative Feelings, Normative Actions: A Protestant, Relational Psychoanalytic Reply to E. Christian Brugger and the Faculty of the Institute for...
"Are You Afraid to Die?" Religion and Death Attitudes in an Adolescent Sample
The purpose of this study was to provide an in-depth examination of the relationship between religion and death attitudes. First, we investigated whether the results found in previous research on adults could be generalized to adolescents. Second,...
Counseling and Values
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...
Journal of Psychology & Christianity
JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY & CHRISTIANITY Savage, S. (2008). Towards integrative solutions to moral disputes between conservative and liberal Christians Vol. 27, 320-328 Although the Christian Church tends to preach forgiveness and reconciliation,...
Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging
JOURNAL OF RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY & AGING Adams, D. (2009). Counseling and spiritual formation Vol. 21, 131-141 As the Baby Boom generation ages, the number of older adults in America is sky-rocketing. This leaves society with a unique...
Kierkegaard as Physician of the Soul: On Self-Forgiveness and Despair
Despair (sickness of the spirit) and divine forgiveness are decisive psychological and theological themes essential to both Soren Kierkegaard's relational vision of 'the self before God' and his own personal struggles with guilt and the consciousness...
Mental Health, Religion & Culture
MENTAL HEALTH, RELIGION & CULTURE Edmondson, D., & Park, C. (2009). Shifting foundations: Religious belief change and adjustment in college students Vol. 12, 289-302 Young adulthood can often be a time of significant growth as people...
The ABC-X Model of Family Stress in the Book of Philippians
Throughout history, families have dealt with stress and crises. Hill's 1949 ABC-X model of family stress remains a useful tool for identifying the different components that affect how successfully families cope with stress. Paul's letter to the Philippians...
The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION Nielsen, M. E., & Williams, J. (2009). Religious orientation, personality, and attitudes about human stem cell research Vol. 19, 81-91 Debates about stem cell research are a relatively...
The New Exodus: A Narrative Paradigm for Understanding Soul Care
A consensus exists among biblical scholars that the original Exodus event became paradigmatic for Israel's later self-identity. Isaiah, among other Old Testament writers, made extensive use of Exodus language re-framed for his context. In the New Testament,...
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