Beck, James R. 1942–
Beck, James R. 1942–
PERSONAL: Born April 20, 1942, in Sacramento, CA. Education: Westmont College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1963; Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.M., 1967; Oregon State University, Ed.M., 1972; Biola University, M.A., 1973, Ph.D., 1975.
ADDRESSES: Home—2302 E. Dartmouth Ave., Englewood, CO 80113.
CAREER: Writer, educator, and psychologist. Summer youth director for a Baptist church in Sacramento, CA, 1967; associate pastor of a Baptist church in Corvallis, OR, 1967–72; Donald L. Arnett, M.D., Psychiatric Medical Group, Rosemead, CA, psychological intern, 1974–75, staff therapist, 1975–76; Valley Psychological Center, Carmichael, CA, private clinical practice of psychology, 1976–84; Denver Seminary, Littleton, CO, professor of counseling, 1984–. Licensed psychologist in Colorado, 1984–; nationally certified counselor, 1998–; trainer of pastoral counselors; speaker at professional and public gatherings. Bethany Counseling Service, West Covina, CA, affiliate, 1974–76; member of board of directors, Marble Retreat, Marble, CO, 2004–, and Clergy Committee, Denver, CO, 2004–. Member of editorial board, Journal of Counseling and Development, 1998–2001, and Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal, 2001–. Consultant to CBInternational.
MEMBER: American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, Evangelical Theological Society, Christian Association for Psychological Studies.
AWARDS, HONORS: Grant from Globalization Grant Committee, Association for Theological Studies, 1990; award for exemplary paper in humility theology, John Templeton Foundation, 1996, for the paper "Evangelicals, Homosexuality, and Social Science."
Parental Preparation of Missionary Children for Boarding School, Committee to Assist Missionary Education Overseas (Denver, CO), 1968.
The Healing Words of Jesus, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1993.
(With David T. Moore) Why Worry? Conquering a Common Inclination, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1994.
(With David T. Moore) Helping Worriers, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1994.
(Editor, with Catherine Clark Kroeger, and contributor) Women, Abuse, and the Bible, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1996.
(Editor, with Catherine Clark Kroeger, and contributor) Healing the Hurting: Giving Hope and Help to Abused Women, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1998.
Jesus and Personality Theory: Exploring the Five Factor Model, InterVarsity Press (Downers Grove, IL), 1999.
(Editor, with Craig L. Blomberg) Two Views on Women in Ministry, Zondervan Publishing House (Grand Rapids, MI), 2001, revised edition, 2005.
The Psychology of Paul: A Fresh Look at His Life and Teaching, Kregel Publications (Grand Rapids, MI), 2002.
(With Bruce Demarest) The Human Person: Ancient and Contemporary Perspectives, Kregel Publications (Grand Rapids, MI), in press.
Contributor to books, including Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy, edited by D. G. Benner, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1987; Psychology and Religion, edited by D. G. Benner, Baker Book House (Grand Rapid, MI), 1988; and Christian Counseling Ethics, edited by R. K. Sanders, InterVarsity Press (Downers Grove, IL), 1997. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Counseling and Values, Focal Point, Christian Counseling Connection, Journal of Biblical Equality, Christian History, Conservative Baptist, Journal of Supervision and Training in Ministry, and Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, associate editor of case studies, 1994–, and guest editor; contributing editor, Journal of Psychology and Theology, 1983–.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Christianity Today, April, 2003, Cindy Crosby, review of The Psychology of Paul: A Fresh Look at His Life and Teaching, p. 109.
International Bulletin of Missionary Research, October, 1994, Joyce M. Bowers, review of Dorothy Carey: The Tragic and Untold Story of Mrs. William Carey, p. 184.