Journal of Psychology and Christianity

Journal of Psychology and Christianity is a magazine focusing on Psychology and Christianity

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 4, Winter

A Rabbi Reads the Psalms
A RABBI READS THE PSALMS, second Edition. Jonathan Magonet, 2005. London: SCM Press. Pp. 223. Reviewed by Larry Hurst.In times of trouble, "Don't wait for a miracle, recite Psalms!" This is more than good advice from one Christian to another. In A Rabbi...
Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas
BEYOND BELIEF: THE SECRET GOSPEL OF THOMAS. Elaine Pagels (2004). NY: Random House-Vintage. Pp. 257, Pb. $13.00. Reviewed by J. Harold Ellens.The Los Angeles Times said this volume is a winning combination of sound scholarship, deep insight and a crystal...
Blink, the Power of Thinking without Thinking
BLINK, THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING. Malcolm Gladwell. NY: Little, Brown, and Company. Pp. 277, hb. npi. Reviewed by J. Harold Ellens.Blink is an effort to redefine how we understand our world. It is a psycho-social suggestion about how we...
Casebook for a Spiritual Strategy in Counseling and Psychotherapy
CASEBOOK FOR A SPIRITUAL STRATEGY IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. P. S. Richards, & A. E. Bergin. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2004. Pp. 329. Pb. $49.95. APA members/affiliates $39-95. ISBN 159147-056-0. Reviewed by Kimberly...
Conservative Christians in Psychology: A History of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), 1954-1978
Beginning in the mid-1950s, a group of conservative Christians of the Dutch Reformed persuasion began an effort to integrate their religious beliefs and the findings of psychology. Their organization, the Christian Association for Psychological Studies...
Dialogue, Embodiment, and the Unity of Faith and Learning: A Conversation on Integration in a Postmodern Age
On the occasion of CAPS' 50th anniversary, a dialogue took place between four scholars who have each made significant contributions to the interdisciplinary dialogue between psychology and theology. Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen, Richard Gorsuch, Newton Malony,...
Does Christianity Teach Male Headship? the Equal-Regard Marriage and Its Critics
DOES CHRISTIANITY TEACH MALE HEADSHIP? THE EQUAL-REGARD MARRIAGE AND ITS CRITICS. David Blankenhorn, Don Browning, & Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen (Eds.). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans (2004). Reviewed by Jerry A. Gladson, Ph.D. (First Christian Church,...
Fifty Years of CAPS: The Directors' Perspectives
Throughout its 50 years, the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) has had several outstanding individuals at its helm. On the occasion of CAPS' golden anniversary, the two remaining past directors came together to offer their memories...
Forgiveness Is a Choice
FORGIVENESS IS A CHOICE. Robert D. Enright. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 2001. Pp. 299. Reviewed by James R. Beck (Denver Seminary/Littleton, CO).Forgiveness Is a Choice is a self-help book APA style. As part of the APA Life Tools...
From Cells to Souls-And Beyond: Changing Portraits of Human Nature
FROM CELLS TO SOULS-AND BEYOND: CHANGING PORTRAITS OF HUMAN NATURE. Malcolm Jeeves, (Ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004. Pp. 252/296, Pb., $29.00. Reviewed by Benjamin J. Wiles (Candler School of Theology at Emory/Atlanta,...
Full Service: Moving from Self-Serve Christianity to Total Servanthood
FULL SERVICE: MOVING FROM SELF-SERVE CHRISTIANITY TO TOTAL SERVANTHOOD. Siang-Yang Tan, 2006. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. Pp. 206, $13.99, Pb. Reviewed by Andrew Horvath (Eastern University/St. Davids, PA).Many ministry leaders have been critical...
Guest Editor's Page
The Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) celebrates a half century of existence this year. From its conception in 1956 as a think-tank of Dutch Reformed professionals, to its current status as a professional organization of more than...
Integration: The Next 50 Years
The task of integrating our psychological work with our personal faith is as vital today as it was when evangelicals first began this task more than 50 years ago. The times have changed, however, and the task is (if anything) more difficult than it was...
Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity: An Introduction to Worldview Issues, Philosophical Foundations, and Models of Integration
INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES TO PSYCHOLOGY AND CHRISTIANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO WORLDVIEW ISSUES, PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS, AND MODELS OF INTEGRATION. David N. Entwistle. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2004, Pp. 312. Pb. Reviewed by Rod Bassett (Roberts...
Invitation to the Table Conversation: A Few Diverse Perspectives on Integration
This article represents an invitation to the "integration table" to several previously underrepresented perspectives within Christian psychology. The Judeo-Christian tradition and current views on scholarship and Christian faith compel us to extend hospitality...
Living on the Boundaries: Evangelical Women, Feminism, and the Theological Academy
LIVING ON THE BOUNDARIES: EVANGELICAL WOMEN, FEMINISM, AND THE THEOLOGICAL ACADEMY. N. H. Creegan and C. D. Pohl, 2005. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. Pp. 203. Reviewed by Virginia Holeman (Asbury Theological Seminary/Wilmore, KY).Creegan and...
Men and Women in the Church
MEN AND WOMEN IN THE CHURCH. Sarah Sumner. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2003. Reviewed by Jerry A. Gladson (First Christian Church/Marietta, GA).Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham, received an invitation to preach at a minister's conference...
Modern Psychopathologies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal
MODERN PSYCHOPATHOLOGIES: A COMPREHENSIVE CHRISTIAN APPRAISAL. Mark A. Yarhouse, Richard Butman, and Barrett McRay. 2005. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. Pp. 457. Hb. $26.00. Reviewed by Larry N. Ferguson (Psychologist, Corcoran State Prison/CA).Throughout...
Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy
SPIRITUALLY ORIENTED PSYCHOTHERAPY. Edited by Len Sperry and Edward P. Shafranske. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2005. Hb, 376 pp. $49-95. Reviewed by Larry N. Ferguson (Fresno, CA).Perhaps it is ironic to read this book, published...
The Christian Association for Psychological Studies: A History (1979-2006)
This is a celebratory, historical article about the past 30 years of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS). Key issues in the integration of Christianity and psychology between 1979 and 2006 are addressed; major contributing personalities...
The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis
THE LIBERATING IMAGE: THE IMAGO DEI IN GENESIS 1. Richard J. Middleton, 2005. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Publishing. Reviewed by Jerry A. Gladson [Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)/Marietta, Georgia].The presentation of the imago Dei in Genesis 1,...
The Problem of Evil and the Problem of God
THE PROBLEM OF EVIL AND THE PROBLEM OF GOD. D. Z. Phillips (2005). Minneapolis, MN: Fortress. Pp. 280 + xxiii, Pb, $25.00. Reviewed by J. Harold Ellens.A few watershed volumes have been written by Christian scholars during the last three decades about...
Whose Religion Is Christianity? the Gospel in the West
WHOSE RELIGION IS CHRISTIANITY? THE GOSPEL IN THE WEST. Lamin Sanneh. Grand Rapids, ML William B. Eerdmans, 2003. Pb. $12. Reviewed by Jerry A. Gladson (First Christian Church/Marietta, GA).Trying to grasp the resurgence of Christianity in the non-Western...
Why Psychology Needs Theology: A Radical-Reformation Perspective
WHY PSYCHOLOGY NEEDS THEOLOGY: A RADICAL-REFORMATION PERSPECTIVE. Alvin Dueck and Cameron Lee, eds. (2005). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. Pp. 206 + xx, pb, npi. Reviewed by J. Harold Ellens.Professor Alvin Dueck is one of our most thoughtfully reflective...
Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized
WISDOM, INTELLIGENCE, AND CREATIVITY SYNTHESIZED. Robert J. Sternberg. Cambridge, UM: Cambridge University Press, 200e. Pp. 227, $40.00. Reviewed by Gary L. Welton (Grove City College/Grove City, PA).The preface is a delightful autobiographical account...
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