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Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity

David Entwistle

Eugene, Oregon

Counseling 506

Rashad Streets

February 6, 2011



In the book Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity by David Entwistle (2010), discusses the integration of the study of God, religious faith, spirituality, and psychology. This book relates both aspects of theology and psychology to worldviews in that these topics are important in discussing basic human interactions and how we learn from our overall experiences from day to day approaches. The author relates these very same approaches and ideas to worldviews and how we as humans look at the world through our own lenses. The comparison between theology and psychology has been evolving for many years in explaining how we arrive at the truth about our world. The book shows us in relation to worldviews from both a theology standpoint, as well as a psychology standpoint. Many people know these two aspects are very much the opposite in molding our beliefs about how the world was created and how we as human beings are here and are able to exist.

Entwistle uses the concept of "worldview" to explain how we are able to look through our window to determine how we see our view as it relates to the world. According to Entwistle (2010), everyone has a worldview or a window through which he or she views the world, assumptions, and beliefs that color what he or she sees. This snapshot of the world through our own window is a clear indication of our values and beliefs and how we are able to think and view the world. These very same values and beliefs are learned behavior through our own life experiences that mold us into becoming who we are as people.

Entwistle also attempts to highlight in understanding...