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Prominent Themes in Evangelical Integration Literature

By James D Foster


The diversity of the integration literature is both a help and a hindrance in the task of integrating psychology and theology. While the range in approach and application reflects the creativity of the integrationists, this diversity can also lead to confusion and a lack of direction. In order to assess the state of integration, and to provide a focus for discussion, this article isolates prominent themes in the existing integration literature. The themes or assertions high- lighted are (a) modeling and imitation are effective ways to learn; (b) there is no one form of Christian counseling; (c) imagery is an effective tool for counseling; (d) people can be mentally ill without being demon possessed or sinful; (e) homosexuality is not normal, healthy, behavior; (f) the scientific method is here to stay and it is not unhristian; and (g) all truth is God\u27s truth· The implications of these themes are discussed along with additional themes which may be less prominent but still notable

Publisher: Digital Commons @ George Fox University
Year: 1990
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