New Release: Exploring Psychology and Christian Faith

Cover ArtDrawn from more than fifty years of classroom experience, Exploring Psychology and Christian Faith provides students with a coherent framework for considering psychology from a Christian perspective.

The authors explore biblical themes of human nature in relation to all major areas of psychology, showing how a Christian understanding of humans can inform the study of psychology. Brief, accessible chapters correspond to standard introductory psychology textbooks, making this an excellent supplemental text.


“Aimed primarily at Christian students taking college courses in psychology, this book is written in such a way that general readers will also benefit from its insights into Christian discipleship. It is well informed, up to date, and wide ranging, and the authors make a sustained effort not to sweep difficult issues under the carpet or to attain premature closure on topics still under debate.” – Malcolm Jeeves, St. Andrews University

“This solid overview of psychology from a Christian perspective uses five themes to explore a biblical view of human nature: relational persons; broken, in need of redemption; embodied; responsible limited agents; and meaning seekers. It will be a helpful supplementary text to use in introductory courses.” – Siang-Yang Tan, Fuller Theological Seminary

“At long last, a fresh new voice on psychology from a Christian perspective….I am eager to use this book with my own students. While I do not necessarily share all of the authors’ conclusions and claims, the book is an invitation to a conversation and as such models the sort of thoughtful, challenging, respectful dialogue with which we hope students will become skilled.” – Heather Looy, The King’s University College


Paul Moes (PhD, Texas Christian University) is professor of psychology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He previously taught at Dordt College for eighteen years. He has written about Christian approaches to understanding brain function, personal responsibility, and human nature.

Donald J. Tellinghuisen (PhD, University of Iowa) is professor of psychology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He previously taught at Augustana College. He has published research on attention and distractibility as well as human decision making.

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