Integrating Erik Erikson's psychosocial development theory with biblical story and vision: an alternative model for Bible study
Harold J Mortimer
This project proposes an alternative method of Bible study integrating psychology and theology. Using the structure and language of Erik H Erikson's psychosocial development model, the object relations insights of John McDargh, and the structural self-development theory of Robert Kegan, a group of six adults engages in an eight-week Bible study to explore ways in which selected biblical narratives interact with the dynamics of developmental psychology. Participants find that the Bible is a source of profound psychological insight and that faith development and self-development are inextricably linked.