Religion; Christianity; Ontology; Epistemology; Ethics; Psychological Worldviews
This article analyzes the implications of the current worldview of contemporary psychology and demonstrates that these implications are not compatible with the worldview of a Christian approach to psychology. The contrast between Greek Naturalism and Hebrew Theism are presented as the historical foundations for the worldviews of contemporary psychology and Christianity, respectively. The ontological, epistemological, and ethical assumptions of a Christian approach to psychology are explored. The Christian approach to human flourishing, psychopathology, and psychotherapy are contrasted against contemporary psychology's approach to these three areas. The article concludes by suggesting that the field of contemporary psychology should make space for an official Christian approach to psychology to allow Christian clients and therapists the opportunity to work within a theoretical framework that fits their theistic worldviews.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Keller, Preston, "The Christian Approach to Psychology" (2022). Student Works. 341.
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