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Psychology as a Christian Profession

Psychology is a discipline, which more than most, is greatly misunderstood by the average person. Most people come in contact with psychology through the flood of self-help books in bookstores or the ramblings of some therapist when she appears on Oprah. This unfortunately creates a lot of misunderstanding about the nature of psychology. Broadly speaking […]

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Compromise

The purpose of Thomas Aquinas’ philosophy was to express Greek philosophy in Christian terms. (It must be remembered that the study of psychology was at this time contained within the field of philosophy). The result of this compromise we will look at later, but first let us examine Aquinas’ theories in psychology. If you were […]

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Christian Psychology Conflict (2)

Christian psychology is the study of man’s soul and how it stands in relationship to God. This study was the cause of heresy and conflict within the medieval churches. The dogmas developed in this field at that time had their origins basically in either Greek philosophy or theology. These positions were antithetical, yet attempts to […]

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Christian Psychology (1)

Just recently a new field of discipline has appeared on the scene which has captivated the interest of many religious groups and churches: Psychology. It has always been a subject of man’s interest ever since his creation, but even more so now. It has been called by such names as Philosophy, Theology (either religious or […]

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The School Psychologist: Necessity or Novelty

The following article is a condensation of a speech given to the Mother’s Circle for Protestant Reformed Secondary Education, a few months ago. I have been asked to write this as another in a series of the speeches being printed by the “Beacon Lights”. The general topic of the speech dealt with the role of […]

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Psychology and Life

Psychology! Already you are probably skeptical and suspicious, aren’t you? Usu­ally when one hears that word he immedi­ately thinks of the psychiatrist and his couch. But really psychology is much more than that. Even in its simplest form it enters into our lives every day. Children use psychology on their parents and parents use it […]

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The Christian Views Psychology

It is indeed with caution that I bring into the open the topic of psychology in the magazine for the covenant youth of the Protestant Reformed Churches. But I think we can all agree that it surely is time that this discipline is seen in all its stark reality, without the hostile biases of those […]

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