Review by: Rodney Hunter, Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University - November 1, 2011
This book by Don Browning’s most faithful and authoritative interpreter is at once a lucid and insightful summary of Browning’s immense, distinctive, and enormously important scholarly work on religion and contemporary psychology, and a fascinating tour through many of the most compelling and contentious issues in the contemporary debates about the psychology of human nature understood from the perspectives of religion, theology, and ethics. Highly recommended on all counts.
Review by: Volney Gay, Professor of Psychiatry, Anthropology, and Religion; Vanderbilt University - November 1, 2011
Confronting the rise of psychology in American culture and its ambivalent relationship to religion, Don S. Browning, a
pioneering theologian long affiliated with the University of Chicago, spent fifty years examining the promises and limitations of the psychological sciences. While a brilliant student of these sciences, Browning brought to them a foundational critique stemming from Christian theology. In this lucid study, Terry Cooper illuminates Browning’s critique
and two essential questions: What is a human being? How does Christian revelation shape the ways we understand human destiny? How we answer these questions will shape the twenty-first century. Don Browning and Psychology: Interpreting the Horizons of Our Lives gives us a wonderful way to start the conversation.