The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context
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  • 331 Pages
  • Publisher: New Growth Press
  • Publication Date: February 2010
  • ISBN: FPOWLIDAABIBLICALCOUNSELINGMO9781935273134

The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context

Powlison, David

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What Is Biblical Counseling? In principle, Christians believe that knowing Jesus Christ is the original and abiding ‘cure of the soul.’ But in practice, the church’s provision of personalized care and counsel has often been unthoughtful and unskillful. Psychiatry and psychotherapy (transliterations of two Greek words for ‘cure of the soul’) claim to offer the deep truth that explains a human being.

Beginning in the late 1960s, a biblical counseling movement sought to reclaim counseling for the church and provide a Christian alternative to mainstream psychiatry and psychotherapy. The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context is an informative and thought–provoking account of that movement.

This book is an invaluable resource for those who want to understand the biblical counseling movement. The core chapters were originally a PhD dissertation in history of science and medicine (University of Pennsylvania). This new edition adds a lengthy appendix, containing articles by Dr. Powlison that give an analysis of developments within the biblical counseling movement and in its relationship to evangelical psychotherapists.

About the Author

David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D. In addition to serving as CCEF’s Executive Director, David is a faculty member at CCEF as well as the Senior Editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.Div. degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. David has been counseling for over thirty years. He has written numerous articles on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books include Speaking Truth in Love; Seeing with New Eyes; Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare; and The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context. David has taught across the United States and in Korea, India, Brazil, Europe, and Sri Lanka.

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Publisher's Description

What Is Biblical Counseling? In principle, Christians believe that knowing Jesus Christ is the original and abiding ‘cure of the soul.’ But in practice, the church’s provision of personalized care and counsel has often been unthoughtful and unskillful. Psychiatry and psychotherapy (transliterations of two Greek words for ‘cure of the soul’) claim to offer the deep truth that explains a human being.

Beginning in the late 1960s, a biblical counseling movement sought to reclaim counseling for the church and provide a Christian alternative to mainstream psychiatry and psychotherapy. The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context is an informative and thought–provoking account of that movement.

This book is an invaluable resource for those who want to understand the biblical counseling movement. The core chapters were originally a PhD dissertation in history of science and medicine (University of Pennsylvania). This new edition adds a lengthy appendix, containing articles by Dr. Powlison that give an analysis of developments within the biblical counseling movement and in its relationship to evangelical psychotherapists.

About the Author

David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D. In addition to serving as CCEF’s Executive Director, David is a faculty member at CCEF as well as the Senior Editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.Div. degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. David has been counseling for over thirty years. He has written numerous articles on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books include Speaking Truth in Love; Seeing with New Eyes; Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare; and The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context. David has taught across the United States and in Korea, India, Brazil, Europe, and Sri Lanka.

  • Cover Type:
  • 331 Pages
  • Publisher: New Growth Press
  • Publication Date: February 2010
  • ISBN: FPOWLIDAABIBLICALCOUNSELINGMO9781935273134