Cynthia Smalls Running head: Entwistle 4MAT Summary Entwistle captures the essence and nuances of worldviews, philosophies and methodologies necessary to develop an integrative approach to psychology and theology. Entwistle builds on that foundation by providing a historical dichotomy of faith and science.
Entwistle the reader is at first challenged with the idea of psychology and Christianity being at odds with one another.
The idea is tossed around that it may indeed be impossible for theology and psychology to co-exist in the same area because of the nature of both: In this one statement, Entwistle set the theme for the rest of the book: Using that understanding, Entwistle continues to explain how science and faith have conflicted throughout history because of the idea that science is in direct opposition to theological concepts and ideas.
If a psychologist were to understand that they do indeed have a faith bias going into their respective field of psychology, then it could be the case that, in understanding they have a bent toward faith, could view science as something of a proof of the genius of Christ Entwistle, Further in the book we come to understand the different disciplinary relationships, to which Entwistle lists five: For the antagonists, enemies could be either secular or Christian, both opposing the view that there can be a co-existence of faith and science in the field of psychology.
On the converse, spying could also entail someone of a secular bent observing the effects of faith on a person. Colonialists take the useful [emphasis added] parts of psychology in order to use them to their own ideals sometimes unknowingly in accordance with their beliefs.
Neutral parties are indifferent to both the secular and theological arguments for or against integrated psychology while maintaining a segregation between science and Christianity Entwistle The book concludes with the remaining portions dedicated to understanding truth encapsulated within the psychological mindset and that of the theological mindset as well.
This is key to setting up valid points made in the last chapter of the book that discusses scenarios in which everything else discussed in the book could come into play.
In understanding psychology and theology and how the two are similar and dissimilar, Entwistle makes it clear that there can be a greater understanding of human psyche and develop research and counseling techniques that will be beneficial to future generations.
Concrete Response I remember growing up and thinking that I had to do everything I could in order to be someone. My father is a musician and a very, very good one as well as my brother. Until I was around 13 years-old, I had not picked up or even been interested in an instrument.
Because of that statement, I felt like I had something to prove from then on out. I have done a lot of things growing up to be rebellious and to make myself out to be more than I am, including taking on as many responsibilities as I could within the church to prove my worth.
I am ashamed to admit that when Entwistle was describing the colonist, I completely identified. Up until taking this course, I had never heard of anything quite like that before, to which I am ashamed to say that I think I have been a stumbling block for some of my friends and family.
To me, this is proof that God has a plan for everything. In April, I have the privilege of marrying my best friend.
Because of this course I feel that now I will go into that marriage with a better understanding of who God is and how God needs to be integrated into my life ecumenically. Reflection Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity Entwistle, introduces the significance of understanding the correlation and non-convergence of psychology and Christianity.
The study of psychology in academia is thoroughly addressed throughout the book, but something that is not addressed as much or referenced to be in another text is what the average Christian is to do with this text. As it stands, this book is perfect for collegiate students and professors to dissect, but what about the church pastor or the layman that wishes to be more of a help than a hindrance in his or her professional field or personal relationships?
The author has done a marvelous job in focusing so much attention to the student of psychology that a portion of the text could be focused on someone that is not as astute in psychological meanings and backgrounds and still retain the context and power as with without such a section.
In all fairness, this is a bit picky to point out, however, in many church settings this could be a very useful tool.
Action In a professional counseling practice, understanding the different disciplinary models would be one of the most crucial steps for the entire staff, especially a counseling psychologist. Within the Christian community, it may not be common knowledge of where a person lies within the five models enemies, spies, colonialists, neutral parties, and allies Entwistle, and as to whether or not they are being a help or a hurt because of the set of beliefs and understanding that goes with that particular model.
Understanding the models will allow the psychologist and staff to personally and professionally evaluate themselves and where they stand within the models in order to make sure they are providing the best and most adequate care they possibly can.
The next step would be taking an honest look at scientific models of psychology and using the two in an integrative fashion that would benefit the client the most.
Understanding the options and techniques will allow proof of God through science, which in turn helps create disciples of Christ. After all, integration of psychology and Christianity is much more than ideas and practices, but it is also about the everyday way that we live our lives before God as an example to each other Entwistle, Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity: An introduction to worldview issues, philosophical foundations, and models of integration. 4-Mat Review Entwistle Liberty University Shakeya Haith 4-Mat Review Entwistle Summary Can psychology and theology be integrated?
Does it really need to be integrated? This is a topic of great debate in psychology at this present time. 4- MAT REVIEW BOOK ENTWISTLE 2 Summary Entwistle, D. N. (). Integrative approaches to Psychology and Christianity. (2nd Ed.) Eugene: Cascade Books. The book of Entwistle () contains information regarding the integration of psychology into theology for %(12).
4-MAT Review on Entwistle COUN B16 June 03, Liberty University Dr. Angel Weaver Abstract In the literature of Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity written by author David Entwistle (), explains Christianity, and psychology being integrated with one another.
Dec 09, · Summary of Integrative Approaches to Psychology and ChristianityIn the book Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity by David N. Entwistle () the reader is at first challenged with the idea of psychology and Christianity being at odds with one another.
Eugene, OR 4-MAT REVIEW GRADING RUBRIC Points Points Instructor’s Criteria Possible Earned Comments Content Summary is words and contains: 25 See comment A concise, insightful, and adequately above in this section - 5 complete synopsis.
4-Mat Review Entwistle Liberty University Shakeya Haith 4-Mat Review Entwistle Summary Can psychology and theology be integrated?
Does it really need to be integrated? This is a topic of great debate in psychology at this present time.