Entwistle's Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity: An Introduction to Worldview Issues, Philosophical Foundations, and Models of Integ

Entwistle's Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity: An Introduction to Worldview Issues, Philosophical Foundations, and Models of Integ

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Entwistle's Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity: An Introduction to Worldview Issues, Philosophical Foundations, and Models of Integration

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Entwistle, D., 2010, Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers.
Summary
In Entwistle’s book, Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity (2010), the reasoning for the need of integration of psychology and Christianity is provided. Entwistle explores both psychology and Christianity to illuminate the historical arguments that surround the evolution of both mindsets. Also provided is an explanation of the terminology associated with the philosophical discussion to enable comprehension by the less experienced in the field.
Entwistle’s book provides one with an understanding of various worldviews. Through this understanding, an opportunity is provided for one to examine one’s own worldview. It also offers the counselor an opportunity to gain a better of understanding of others’ worldviews (2010). This will enable the counselor to ultimately provide a higher quality of service to the client due to increasing the understanding of the client’s relationship to Christ and the world.
The models that incorporate the relationship of psychology and theology are explored. The author investigates the spectrum, from no mingling of psychology and theology (antagonistic model) to partial integration (intermediate models) and ultimately to incorporation of the two (integrative model). He provides the reader with an in-depth exploration of this spectrum. Entwistle continues on to provide the argument that the integrative model is the most accurate of the models since ther...


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...others views. I feel by listening to subtleties in conversation, I may be able to


apply information from the text to better understand the client’s worldview and allow for a more productive counseling session.
In addition, I am reminded of the importance of being an example for my clients. I do not desire to be seen as a hypocrite. Therefore, I need to ensure I am doing my best to live a Christ-like life. This reminds me of a portion of Luke 4:23 “Physician, heal thyself” (KJV). If we do not take care of ourselves yet tell our clients the importance of self-care, why should they attempt to follow our advice.








References
Entwistle, D. E. (2010). Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity: An introduction to worldview issues, philosophical foundations, and models of integration (2nd ed.). Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers.

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