The word heart was used by the Hebrews and Greeks as an equivalent of our modern words of mind, emotion, will and personality. The Lord who revealed his ideas about the heart anciently has continued to use this word in modern revelations, thus raising the possibility that it is still useful to us. This paper defines heart, examines seven ways a treasure is established in the heart, and draws implications for a theory of personality and psychotherapy. Recommendations for research are also included.
(Presented at the AMCAP Convention 1 October 1982.)
Cook, Paul F.
"Toward an Understanding of the Heart -- A Scriptural and Psychological Perspective,"
Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy: Vol. 8
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/irp/vol8/iss4/4