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The Human Person in Theology and Psychology

A Biblical Anthropology for the Twenty-First Century
  • By James R. Beck, Bruce A. Demarest
What does it mean to be human? Both the Bible and psychology have unique perspectives on the question, and when understood together they can enrich our perspective on people while improving our ministry to those in need. Written by experts in their respective fields, this book explores four aspects of the human person: origin and destiny, substance and identity, function and behavior, relationships and community. After examining the underpinnings of anthropology from a biblical and theological position, it then analyzes what it means to be human from a psychological perspective. Finally, it integrates the two disciplines, creating a comprehensive textbook for courses in theological anthropology, clinical psychology, and counseling, as well as providing a resource for pastoral and professional counselors. "This is a great organizational scheme and a great conversation, regardless of ]whether theology or psychology( is the reader's primary language." -Everett L. Worthington Jr. Professor and Chair of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University "This book is a remarkable achievement, bringing together theological anthropology, systematic theology, and contemporary psychology into a comprehensive text. Although I do not agree with all their conclusions, I applaud Demarest and Beck for their thorough scholarship and commend this book as a thoughtful and sometimes provocative look at the human person." -Mark R. McMinn Professor of Psychology, Wheaton College Bruce Demarest (Ph.D., University of Manchester) is director of the program in formation and soul care at Denver Seminary. A former missionary educator and professor of Christian formation, he is also the author of several booksincluding Soul Guide, Satisfy Your Soul, and Integrative Theology. James R. Beck (Ph.D., Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology) is professor of counseling at Denver Seminary. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Healing the Hurting: Giving Hope and Help to Abused Women and The Psychology of Paul.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780825421167
    • Manufacturer: Kregel Pubn
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780825421167
    • ISBN 10: 0825421160
    • Publication Date: 11/01/2005
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: James R. Beck
    • Author: Bruce A. Demarest
    • Page Count: 428
    • Width: 6.12 inches
    • Height: 0.90 inches
    • Length: 9.04 inches
    • Weight: 1.28 pounds
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