Open Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 6 (June 2017)

ISSN Print: 2327-5952   ISSN Online: 2327-5960

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Science, Religion, and Health: The Interface of Psychology and Theology

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DOI: 10.4236/jss.2017.56004    1,446 Downloads   2,317 Views  
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The biblical story, as a paradigm of the human psychological and spiritual odyssey, asserts an inherent union of our experience of history and God’s. In the picture that the Bible paints, this is God’s world and we live in it. The import of that centers in the reality that life for God, as Spirit, and the life of the human psyche interact, interface, or cut across each other at such a substantive or foundational level as to affect the description and definition of both our psyches and God as Spirit. To employ a meaningful and authentic theology (concept of God) requires a useful and honest anthropology (concept of humankind). To engage anthropology thoroughly and exhaustively lands one finally in theology. One must come at each with an eye to the other. The same can be said as well about the science of any other facet of the cosmos, when viewed as God’s created world.

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Ellens, J. (2017) Science, Religion, and Health: The Interface of Psychology and Theology. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 5, 25-36. doi: 10.4236/jss.2017.56004.

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