Psychology and Christianity: Autonomy, Integration or Communication?


The position of the priest Andrey Lorgus is discussed. On the one hand, he criticizes the traditional psychology, and on the other hand, the priest calls for renovation of psychology on the path of Christian theology and anthro. pology. The author of the article addu. ces the arguments to support the ratio. nal way of solving these problems. He observes the problem of demarcation between science and religion on the example of Emanuel Swedenborg's life. At the same time he shows that nowa. days religion has another sense (it becomes more and more a special type of sociality) and that many people contrive to live in two different worlds (religious and ordinary) simultaneously. In the article two different contexts are distinguished and discussed: how psychology and religion serve the existing ways of human's life and how they create the conditions which contribute to the formation of a new human being. It is concluded that psychology and Christianity should turn to each other and start a not easy dialogue.

General Information

Journal rubric: Theoretical-Empirical Studies

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Rozin V. Psychology and Christianity: Autonomy, Integration or Communication?. Psychology, 2007. Vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 74–89. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Vadim Rozin, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, leading researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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