A Biblical and Psychological Approach

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Oates (Wayne E.).
Publication Dates: 1991.
Publisher(s): Westminster John Knox Press.
Subject(s): Temptation - Psycological aspects.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BT 725 .O38 1991
  • Summary:

    Renowned author and pastoral counselor Wayne Oates brings biblical and psychological insight into dialogue in this search for the meaning and management of temptation – a subject he believes has been neglected in theological dicussion and usurped by psychoanalysis, psychiatry, and psychology. The conventional religious assumption regarding temptation holds that to be tempted is to sin – an assumption Oates considers a misinterpretation of scripture. Instead, the author demonstrates that temptation helps form character. He seeks a holistic understanding of biblical and psychological vewis of temptation, integrating scripture, literature, and the work of psychotherapists. Oates broadens his analysis by looking at life stories of prophetic people – those who do not succumb to the temptation to avoid resisting oppressive social evil.