Lecture contents

The following lecture was delivered in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge on Tuesday, 28th November 2000.

Psychologising about God and Religion

(1) A topical issue
(2) The historical background

The Impact of Psychological Research on Christian Beliefs and Practices - A source of challenges, insights, and reminders:

(1) Two illustrative examples from long established specialist fields
a) Social/Personality Psychology
b) Perceptual/Clinical Psychology
c) Some reactions to past challenges
(2) Two examples from more recently developed specialist fields
a) Cognitive Psychology
b) Neuropsychology
c) Emerging issues
(Warning: Graphics rich)

Implications from Neuropsychological Research for Christian Beliefs and Practices

(1) Beliefs-Whatever happened to the soul?
(2) Practices-the mind/brain link and the Christian life

A Summing Up

The Discussion: Questions and St Edmund's Dinner

Brief biography:

Malcolm Jeeves (click to enlarge) Malcolm Jeeves is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, and was formerly President of The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's National Academy of Science and Letters. He was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1992 for his services to science and to psychology in Britain. He established the Department of Psychology at St. Andrews University and his research interests centre around cognitive psychology and neuropsychology.