“Psychology and the Life of the Spirit:” Excerpted from Roberts’s book Taking the Word to Heart. The modern psychologies are foreign spirits in the church, “alternative spiritualities.” They intend their ‘words’ to be taken to heart, to shape our souls, and their therapies are potent methods for planting their ideas in us so that we may grow in the shapes that they ordain.” The scientific ideal is hard to maintain in psychology “where questions about meaning and value so naturally arise and may operate where even the scientific practitioner himself is not aware that they are controlling his work.” “The kind of psychology dealt with in this book makes general claims about human nature, the meaning of life, and what constitutes living well, and can be regarded as scientific only in the broader sense that allows the views of Aristotle, Kierkegaard, and Aquinas to count as scientific psychology.”
Psychology and the Life of the Spirit
Author: Robert Roberts Date: January 01, 1996
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- Letter to the Editor: The Mystery of Regeneration
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