Title

Theology as Queen and Psychology as Handmaid: The Authority of Theology in Integrative Endeavors

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Abstract

In discussions of the integration of theology and psychology, the issue of the relative epistemic authority of the deliverances of theological method and the deliverances of psychological method must be addressed. It is often assumed that the fallible interpretations of Scripture are on an equal footing with the fallible interpretations of psychological research. But this poses a problem for the integrationist in cases in which our best interpretations of Scripture conflict to some degree with our best interpretations of the psychological research. This article presents an epistemological argument for the higher authority of well grounded theological claims.

Keywords

Psychology and religion;

Publication Title

Journal of Psychology and Christianity

Volume

29

Issue

1

First Page

3

Last Page

14

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