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The Biblical Counseling Movement

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READ A SAMPLE OF THE BIBLICAL COUNSELING MOVEMENT.

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. During the past 150 years, many other practitioners and theorists have filled the gap. Psychiatry and psychotherapy (transliterations of two Greek words for "cure of the soul") claim to offer the deep truth that explains a human being, and the final word on how we can be cured from the troubles that beset us. Secularized explanations and cures call for no recourse to the Bible or Jesus.

Beginning in the late 1960s, a biblical counseling movement sought to reclaim counseling for the church. It aimed to provide a coherently Christian alternative to mainstream psychiatry and psychotherapy. The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context is an informative and thought-provoking account of that movement. How did it begin and develop? What were the defining ideas? Where were the tension points and struggles, both internally and with evangelical psychotherapists? David Powlison's historical account combines careful scholarship with a unique, eyewitness insight.

This book is an invaluable resource for those who want to understand the biblical counseling movement. The core chapters were originally a Ph.D. dissertation in history of science and medicine (University of Pennsylvania). This new edition adds a lengthy appendix, containing articles by Dr. Powlison. These extend and deepen the history, giving a fine-grained analysis of developments within the biblical counseling movement and in its relationship to evangelical psychotherapists. The author also freely expresses his point of view and personal convictions regarding the history he has carefully described.

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Dr. David Powlison of CCEF (Christian Counselng & Educational Foundation - ccef.org) talks about his new book The Biblical Counseling Movement: History & Context, available in mid-February 2010 from New Growth Press (www.NewGrowthPress.com)
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ISBN:
9781935273134
Author:
David Powlison
Subtitle:
History and Context
Format:
Book
Overview:
Beginning in the late 1960’s, a biblical counseling movement sought to reclaim counseling for the church and provide a Christian alternative to mainstream psychiatry and psychotherapy.
OverviewContinued:
The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context is an informative and thought-provoking account of that movement. David Powlison’s historical account combines careful scholarship with a unique, eyewitness insight.


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