1st Edition

Theology and Psychology

By Fraser Watts Copyright 2002
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    This title was first published in 2002: Many people are now interested in the relationship between religion and science, but links between Christian belief and psychology have been relatively neglected. This book opens up the dialogue between Christian theology and modern scientific psychology, approaching the dialogue in both directions. Current scientific topics like consciousness and artificial intelligence are examined from a religious perspective. Christian themes such as God's purposes and activity in the world are then examined in the light of psychology. This accessible study on psychology and Christian belief offers students and general readers alike important insights into new areas of the "science and religion" debate.

    Preface, Acknowledgements, 1. Introduction: Relating the Disciplines, 2. Evolution, 3. Consciousness, Brain and God, 4. Computer Intelligence, 5. Persons, Souls and Selves, 6. Religious Experience: Cognitive Neuroscience, 7. Religious Experience: Interpretation and Social Context, 8. Divine Action and Human Experience, 9. The Fall, Christ, and the Evolution of Consciousness, 10. Eschatology: Subjective and Objective Aspects, 11. Dichotomous Thinking in Theology, Bibliography, Thematic Index, Author Index


    Fraser Watts