Twistle's Integrative Approaches To Psychology And Christianity

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4-MAT Review: Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity Tiffany Carthins Liberty University Entwistle, David R. (2010). Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity. Wipf and Stock Publication. Summary In the book Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity, David Entwistle discusses integrating Christianity and psychology, while also providing perspectives from worldview issues. Entwistle (2010), discusses how worldviews shape how individuals view their lives and that includes how they view theology and psychology. The thought of integrating spirituality and psychology has been looked down upon because of the stigma attached with psychology. From a religious standpoint psychology is deemed not worthy…show more content…
The Enemies model takes an either/or position on the psychology of human beings versus the theology of human beings (Entwistle, 2010, p.137). The Spies model is more interested in uncovering the psychology of the religious system rather than holding on to orthodox theology (Entwistle, 2010, p.137). Colonialist model borrow selective findings from psychology, but they do so as outsiders and pilferers (Entwistle, 2010). Lastly, Neutral parties’ model allows psychological theories and findings to exist on their own merits (Entwistle, 2010). These models serves to assist readers in understanding their standpoints, whether for integrating both disciplines, against integrating them, or having a neutral opinion as to being able to integrate theology and psychology. Entwistle clearly shows how the two disciplines; theology and psychology can be integrated and work together towards the…show more content…
It is with great importance that I continue to grow and learn as I walk my spiritual path. Attaining all that I possibly can through my education and being able to be a vessel to assist others. I must strengthen my theological background as I continue with life, this is necessary for me if I want to be a good shepherd and counselor. God has placed me at this point for a reason, and I believe that is to grow closer to Him. * Action If I was speaking with a friend, I would most definitely tell them to keep God at the forefront of their lives. I would proceed by asking them how things have worked out on their own without praying on their situation. Often times when we do things without asking for God’s help, we make a mess of things in my opinion. I would encourage them to seek God’s word for the bible has the answers to the problems that we face today. I believe that integrating theology and psychology into practice can be attained and can benefit the client greatly. Reference Entwistle, David R. (2010). Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity. Wipf

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