Conversatio Divina

My Two Favorite Amateur Psychologists: Dallas Willard and Jesus

Gary W. Moon

This talk is from the session, Dallas Willard's Impact on Counseling, Psychotherapy and Spiritual Direction, the third breakout session of the 2018 Experiencing Life with God Conference, an academic conference hosted by the Martin Institute of Westmont College and Renovaré. Here is Gary Moon's description: Modern psychology, pastoral counseling and even Christian counseling seem to have developed a form of amnesia concerning soul care’s classical past. These disciplines have been prone to adapt forms of existing secular theories as opposed to developing theory and practice that arise from Christian theology. As a result, invisible, immeasurable things like soul and spirit are often left out of the classroom and training labs. We will talk about two psychologists who saw things differently.