Category Archives: Psychology

Book Write-Up: Still Life

Gillian Marchenko.  Still Life: A Memoir of Living Fully with Depression.  Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2016.  See here to buy the book. In Still Life, Gillian Marchenko shares her journey with depression.  Gillian is the wife of a pastor, and … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Knowing Yourself Knowing God

Dr. John F. Shackelford.  Knowing Yourself Knowing God: From an Ego-Run-Life to a God-Run-Life.  2015.  See here to buy the book. John F. Shackelford is a licensed psychologist.  He has a degree from the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola … Continue reading

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The Crucified God: Moltmann, the Psychologists, and Me

In my post about Jurgen Moltmann’s The Crucified God, I did not talk about Moltmann’s discussion of psychology in that particular book.  I just felt like ending the post where I did!  In this post, however, I will talk about … Continue reading

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Fawn Brodie’s Richard Nixon: The Shaping of His Character 10

My latest reading of Fawn Brodie’s Richard Nixon: The Shaping of His Character was a summary of Brodie’s psychological analysis of Richard Nixon.  Brodie essentially argues that Nixon was unloved as a child, and she states that Nixon’s father was … Continue reading

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Fawn Brodie’s Richard Nixon: The Shaping of His Character 6

How do people move forward from a trauma, or from guilt?  In my latest reading of Richard Nixon: The Shaping of His Character, Fawn Brodie talks about Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic candidate for President in 1952 and 1956.  Stevenson accidentally … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Young Man Luther, by Erik H. Erikson

Erik H. Erikson.  Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History.  United States of America: W.W. Norton and Company, 1958 and 1962. Erik Erikson was a psychologist, and this book is his psychological profile of Martin Luther.  There were … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 5

On page 134 of Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, Stephen Ambrose says the following about Elliott Richardson, who would serve as President Richard Nixon’s Attorney General: “But Richardson was also a D-Day veteran.  He was one of those junior officers … Continue reading

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