Jan 19 2023


5:30 pm

Eric Johnson, Ph.D – Form Psychology: Different Ways of Understanding the Whole Person

January 19, 2023

Talk Description
Over the centuries Western psychology has identified many ways of understanding the whole human being, including personality, the self, character, narrative, and the image of God, to name the most important. Each of them offers a distinct and valuable perspective on the whole person; together they provide a comprehensive model of personal wholeness. Form psychology is the study of these different perspectives of the human soul.

Eric L. Johnson is professor of Christian Psychology at Houston Baptist University, serving as the director of the Gideon Institute of Christian Psychology & Counseling. He taught psychology for 10 years at the University of Northwestern and counseling for 17 years at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to writing more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, he edited Psychology and Christianity: Five Views and was a co-editor of Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World. He has written Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal and God and Soul Care: The Therapeutic Resources of the Christian Faith. He was the first director of the Society for Christian Psychology and has been doing pastoral counseling for 20 years. He’s married to Rebekah, and they have two children, Laura and Iain, and a son-in-law, Rich. They have two grandchildren, Cash and Jedi.

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