Details for Theology and Psychology
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: THE530
- Credit points: 10
- Subject coordinator: Nigel Pegram
Awards offering Theology and Psychology
This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:
- Construct a theological anthropology in dialogue with the discipline of psychology, exploring concepts such as the imago dei, soul, spirit, consciousness, mind/brain, and the social formation of identity;
- Appraise and apply the basic concepts of the psychology of religion to the human quest for identity and meaning;
- Synthesise perspectives from the fields of psychology and theology.
- Relate synthesis to practical issues of human flourishing and communicate to a collegiate audience.
- Evaluate the insights of positive psychology and explain their implications for well-being.
- Introduction: theology and psychology world views
- Anthropology. body, soul and spirit: monist, dualist, tripartite views of humanity
- Psychology: History
- Psychology: Fields of Study
- Theology and Psychology: Methods of integration
- Grace, Sin and Forgiveness
- Social formation of identity
- Consciousness, mind, brain, and free will
- Love, attachment and relationships—social and theological implications
- Positive Psychology
- Psychology—fields of study and application to Christian ministry
This course may be offered in the following formats
- Face to face (onsite)
- eLearning (online)
- Critical Definitional Essay (25%)
- Applied Presentation (25%)
- Major Essay (50%)
- Sandage, Steven J, and Jeannine K Brown. Relational Integration of Psychology and Christian Theology: Theory, Research, and Practice. Routledge, 2018.