Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Analysis of Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity by Entwistle David. It needs to be at least 1250 words. David Entwistle (2004) has come up with this book that integrates Psychology and Christian Theology. . He has found a way for both disciplines to co-exist peacefully and serve man in the most reasonable and productive manner. Entwistle saw that both disciplines shared an interest in understanding how people think and feel and in healing hurts to make them more whole. Despite its conflicting theories, Psychology, which was conceived by a man still complements Christian Theology, which is the interpretation of a man of God’s teachings. Integration reflects God’s desire to reconcile humanity and the larger created realm to Him (p. 81).
Christians may ask a lot of questions that intend to deepen their faith in God. They seek answers that do not undermine the teachings they have previously learned but rather strengthen them despite their exposure to various worldviews.
The book discusses various models in describing the relationships of Psychology and Christianity, ranging from the extreme Enemies paradigm which polarizes the “Secular Combatants” (psychology) and the “Christian Combatants” (Christianity), and proposes fierce loyalty to one discipline while rejecting the other. Other models like the Spies, Colonialists and Neutral Parties have tendencies to vacillate between the two disciplines. The Allies has been identified as the paradigm which is fully integrative. It highlights the value of both disciplines, that when fused together will give a more accurate view of truth. Entwistle believes that it is the truth that has been revealed by God in both the Bible and in practical life. Being so, it becomes the most credible truth, coming from He, who reigns supreme over everything, including Psychology and Christianity. It proposes that in seeking the truth, we must study both books of God’s word (the Bible, Christianity) and God’s work (the world, people, Psychology). A comprehensive study of both books will allow mutual interaction of principles which may .bring us to understand that all truths are God’s truth. .