Psychology And Christianity : Integrative Approaches

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A 4MAT Review of Entwistle’s Text:
Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity
Stacy H. McConville
Liberty University Online A 4MAT Review of Entwistle’s Text: Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity
Summary
David N. Entwistle in his book titled Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity: An Introduction to Worldview Issues, Philosophical Foundations, and Models of Integration (2015) aims to address the process and purpose of integrating Christianity and Psychology. To assist in promoting the readers’ understanding of how integrating Christianity and Psychology can be practiced, and the importance of integrating the two (Entwistle, 2015, p. 5). Entwistle (2015) provides the reader with knowledge of the historical issues and beliefs of Psychology and Theology, helping the reader to understand how the negative relationship they have with one another at present developed. Entwistle shows how the historical exchanges between Christianity and Psychology has been versatile, being both allies and enemies in the past. An individual’s worldview impacts every area of that individual’s life. As explained by Entwistle, an individual 's feelings as to science and Christianity is directly related to their worldview, a point of convergence that focuses and reshapes our awareness of the world and our place in it (Entwistle, 2015). Points…
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