Psychological Science and Christian Faith

Insights and Enrichments from Constructive Dialogue

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Malcolm A. Jeeves, Thomas E. Ludwig
  • West Conshohocken, PA: 
    Templeton Press
    , April
     272 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Is it possible to integrate scientific psychology with a Christian understanding of human nature? Are science and religion locked in an inevitable conflict, or is there an underlying harmony between these two sources of knowledge about humans? This book goes to the heart of the past and present dialogue between Christianity and psychology, comparing three models that have been used to describe the relationship between them.

Because Christianity and psychology deal with different levels of truth and speak vastly different languages, efforts to unify them often create more problems than they solve. What is needed is a better way to think about the relationship—an approach that does justice to the emerging insights from psychological science and biblical scholarship and that can enrich our understanding of both. In this volume, two accomplished psychologists show how this complementary dialogue can unfold, giving us a broader, deeper understanding of ourselves, our relationships, and our place in the cosmos.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Malcolm A. Jeeves is Emeritus Professor of Psychology in the Schoolof Psychology and Neuroscience at St. Andrews University. He specializes in cognitive psychology and neuropsychology, and he is author of many books and articles, including Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience (IVP Academic, 2013).

Thomas Ludwig is the John Dirk Werkman Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Hope College in Michigan. He is an award-winning teacher-scholar and well-known as a pioneer in the use of technology in education. He specializes in developmental neuroscience and cognitive psychology, and has published on hemispheric specialization, emotion processing, and the physiology of forgiveness.

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