Topic Reference File
Deism and Dualism

Slife, B.D. (April, 2005). Deism and dualism: Toward a theistic approach to psychological method. Paper presented at the meeting of the Psychology of Religion, Columbus, Maryland.

Family Values and Relationality

Slife, B. D. (1999). Values in Christian families: Do they come from unrecognized idols? Brigham Young University Studies, 38 (2), 117 - 147.

Hermeneutics and Spirituality

Slife, B. D. (August, 2000). Spirituality and religious faith in a hermeneutic psychology. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington D. C.

Religious Spirituality and Psychology

Slife, B. D., Hope, C., & Nebeker, S. (1999). Examining the relationship between religious spirituality and psychological science. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 39 (2), 85.51

Secular and Christian Truth in Therapy

Slife, B. D., & Reber, J. (2005). Comparing the practical implications of secular and Christian truth in psychotherapy. In A. Jackson & L. Fischer (Eds) Turning Freud Upside-Down: Gospel perspectives on psychotherapy's fundamental problems. Pp. 160 -- 182. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press.

Theism and Natural Science Methods

Slife, B. D., & Whoolery, M. (in press). Are psychology's main theories and methods biased against its main consumers? Journal of Psychology and Theology.

Theism and Therapeutic Community

Slife, B.D., Mitchell, L.J., & Whoolery, M. (2004). A theistic approach to therapeutic community: Non-naturalism and the Alldredge Academy. In S. Richards & A. Bergin (Eds.), Casebook for a spiritual strategy in counseling and psychotherapy. pp. 35 - 54. Washington, D.C.: APA Books.

Theism and Method Biases

Slife, B. D., & Whoolery, M. (2006).  Are psychology’s main methods biased against the worldview of many religious people?  Journal of Psychology and Theology, 34 (3), 217 – 231.

Spirituality and Theology in Psychotherapy

Slife, B. D. & Richards, R. S. (2001).  How separable are spirituality and theology in psychotherapy?  Counseling and Values, 45, 190 – 206.

Psychology's Prejudice Against Theism

Slife, B.D., & Reber, J.S.  (2009).  Is there a pervasive bias against theism in psychology?  Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. Fall, 2009, Vol. 29, No. 2.

Psychology's Prejudice Against Theism's Prejudice

Slife, B. D., & Reber, J. S.  (in press).  The prejudice against prejudice:  A reply to the comments.  Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Fall 2009, Vol. 29, No. 2.


Natural Science Methods

Slife, B.D.  (2005).  Are the natural science methods of psychology compatible with theism?  In A. Dueck and C. Lee (Eds.), Why psychology needs theology?  A radical reformation perspective.  pp. 163 – 184.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Eerdmans Publishing.

Method and God - a reply

Slife, B.D., & Melling, B.S.  (2006).  Psychological method and the activity of god:  Clarifications and distinctions.  Journal of Psychology and Theology, 34(3), 280 – 284.

Including God in Psychotherapy

Slife, B. D., Stevenson, T., & Wendt, D.  (2010).  Including God in psychotherapy:  Weak vs. strong theism.  Journal of Psychology and Theology, 38 (3), 163-174.

Religious Implications of Western Personality Theories

Slife, B. D. (in press).  Religious implications of Western personality theories.  Pastoral Psychology.

Method decisions: Quantitative and Qualitative Models

Slife, B. D., & Melling, B. (in press).  Method decisions:  Quantitative and qualitative inquiry in the study of religious phenomena.  Pastoral Psychology.

Epistemology of Psychology of Religion

Nelson, J., & Slife, B.D.  (2010).  Theoretical and epistemological issues in the psychology of religion.  Oxford handbook for the psychology of religion.  Oxford, UK:  Oxford University Press.

Problems in Conceptualizing Religious Practices

Slife, B. D., & Reber, J.S. (in press).  Conceptualizing religious practices in psychological research:  Problems and prospects.  Pastoral Psychology.

CS Lewis and Truth

Slife, B. D.  (1999).  C.S. Lewis:  Drawn by the Truth made flesh.  In A. Skinner & R. Millet (Eds.) C.S. Lewis:  The man and his message.  pp. 20 – 37.  Salt Lake City:  Bookcraft.

Ideology of Empiricism

Slife, B.D. & Melling, B.  (2009).  The ideology of empiricism.  Edification:  Journal of the Society for Christian Psychology, 2 (1), 44-48.


Diary of a Probing Theist

Slife, B., Moller, E., & Chun, S.  (in press).  The excluded other in psychological research:  Diary of a probing theist.  In P. Brownell (Ed.), The handbook of gestalt psychology.  New York:  Palgrave Publications.

Theistic Approaches to Psychology

Slife, B. D. & Zhang, M. (2014). Theistic approaches to psychology. In T. Teo. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of critical psychology, (pp. 1940-1947). New York: Springer.