Book Notice: PSYCHOLOGY, by Stanton L. Jones

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In this accessible student’s guide, an experienced professor examines the study of psychology from a distinctly Christian perspective, introducing readers to key issues such as the origins of morality, nature vs. nurture, the relationship between the mind and the brain, and the concept of personal identity.

Whether examining the history of psychological reflection, the legacy of the Enlightenment and Darwinism, or the development of modernist psychology, this volume will help students think carefully about the influential ideas that continue to shape discussions about what it means to be human.

About the Author

Stanton L. Jones is provost and professor of psychology at Wheaton College. He has written numerous books and articles on the interface of the science and profession of psychology with Christianity, including Psychology: A Student’s Guide and a prominent article in the journal American Psychologist.


C. Stephen Evans, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Baylor University; author, God and Moral Obligation:

An insightful account of contemporary psychology and its relation to the Christian faith. Jones helps readers understand where psychology is today and how it got there. He shows how Christians can learn from and contribute to psychology while preserving a critical perspective rooted in biblical faith. A wise and helpful book.

Mark R. McMinn, Professor of Psychology, George Fox University; author, Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling:

This insightful, incisive critique of contemporary psychology is only possible because Dr. Jones is so deeply knowledgeable about both Christianity and psychology. As always, his writing is clear, direct, and thought provoking. Reading this book is like taking a guided tour of contemporary issues in psychology, led by one of the finest Christian thinkers of our time.

Siang-Yang Tan, Professor of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary; Senior Pastor, First Evangelical Church, Glendale, California; author, Counseling and Psychotherapy:

Stanton Jones has written a concise yet substantial Christian perspective and critique of the field of psychology, focusing on the key areas of neuroscience, behavior genetics, positive psychology, and the psychology of religion. I highly recommend this very helpful book as essential reading for beginning students in psychology.

Everett L. Worthington, Jr., author, Moving Forward: Six Steps to Forgiving Yourself and Breaking Free from the Past:

This book takes you on a wild ride as it surveys topics including genetics, free will, positive psychology, and the psychology of religion within an evangelical Christian framework. Fascinated, I read this in one sitting. It is a wonderful, summative, yet critical introduction to thinking Christianly about psychology.

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Crossway, 2014 | 144 pages

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Book Notice: SEPTUAGINTA: A READER’S EDITION, by Gregory R Lanier and William A Ross

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By Gary Shogren

Hendrickson Publishers has done it again! They already had me at the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia Reader’s Edition, and the UBS Greek Testament, which printed the latest critical texts with the infrequent vocabulary in the footnotes. They were not cheap, but they were worth every penny.

And now, for the first time ever: Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition (November, 2018). This comes in two hefty volumes. It covers the entire Rahlfs-Hanhart text and runs from Genesis through Bel and the Dragon. The footnotes contain all lexemes which appear 100 times or less, beginning with ἀόρατος in Genesis 1:2: the earth was “invisible, without form.” The list price is $109.95, but it is now discounted on Amazon for $87.96.

Announcement: I will be managing a two-year excursion through the Septuagint, including the Deuterocanonical books, from January 1, 2019 through the close of 2020. We will offer weekly reading plans that will average about a chapter and a half per day; for example, the week of January 1-6 we will read Genesis 1-12 LXX. The Psalms will be interspersed throughout the year. To join up, go to Facebook: our page is under the name Septuagint2years or Septuagint in 2019-2020, go to the page and click LIKE in order to join.

Gary Shogren is Professor at Seminario ESEPA (Escuela de Estudios Pastorales)

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Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition

Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., 2018 | 3400 pages

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