How might Christian theology and spirituality inform the study and practice of psychology? This book shows how Christian insights into human nature can be integrated with psychological theory and suggests ways that a basic understanding of faith might positively impact the therapeutic process. In the first part of Why Psychology Needs Theology, philosopher and theologian Nancey Murphy explores the core assumptions of psychology and argues that theology and ethics address the same subjects that are of interest to psychology such as the question of what constitutes a life well lived. In the rest of the book other scholars respond to Murphy's argument, exploring relevant connections between psychology and theology and discussing such important topics as gender, culture, and epistemology. This fruitful and stimulating exchange will interest teachers, pastors, professional care providers, and specialist readers.