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Towards the possible integration of Psychology and Christian faith: Faculties of human personality and the Lordship of Christ

Aleksandar S. Santrac
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 50, No 1 | a1908 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v50i1.1908 | © 2016 Aleksandar S. Santrac | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 November 2014 | Published: 13 May 2016

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Aleksandar S. Santrac, Professor of Ethics and Philosophy, Chair of Religion Department, Washington Adventist University, United States and Faculty of Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom, South Africa and Tutor for Graduate Studies in Dogmatics, Greenwich School of Theology, United Kingdom


In recent debates every attempt to integrate Psychology and Christian Theology has met with almost complete distrust. This article suggests a possible mode of integration on the basis of the interconnectedness between the faculties of human personality and the idea of the Lordship of Christ. The compartmentalisation of human personality should be resisted, because every human faculty functions holistically. In the biblical revelation each of these faculties is subject to the Lordship of Christ in order to function properly as part of the holistic picture of the imago Dei.


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