Integration Of Psychology And Christianity Essay

1859 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 8 Pages
In a small classroom at Liberty University, students enrolled in an upper level psychology course have discussed the various models of the integration of psychology and Christianity as proposed by David N. Entwistle (2015). The models that were discussed include Enemies, Foreign Spies, Domestic Spies, Colonialists, Rebuilders, Neutral Parties, and Allies. One specific part of the curriculum for the class includes the input of each student on which of these seven models seem to be the strongest. In this paper the case for why a particular model is the most effective is reasoned with corroborations derived from a multitude of discussions, class notes, the Bible, and Entwistle’s (2015) and Johnson’s (2010) books, both about the integration of psychology and Christianity. These sources were used for a description of the model, elaborations on the methods of knowing, how the Two Books are viewed, the strengths of the model, and the limitations of the model. Upon reflection and examination of the seven models, from the perspective of one student in particular, it appears that the Allies model best explains the relationship between psychology and Christianity. Psychology is better known as the science of behavior and mental processes (Johnson, 2010). Johnson explains in his book that psychology and Christianity went hand-in-hand as a coalition. This is seemingly due to the church’s assumed responsibility of soul-care, and the belief that all problems were caused by sin, not…

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