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David Powlison

The intellect, will and emotions

September 9, 2016



In this episode, David Powlison discusses how the will, the intellect, and emotions interact. What is the legitimate place of emotions in a biblical understanding of personhood? Are a person’s will or intellect more reliable than their emotions? Which should take priority, if any of them?

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David Powlison

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David Powlison served as CCEF’s executive director (2014-2019), a faculty member, and senior editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He held a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary. David wrote extensively on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books Seeing with New Eyes and Speaking Truth in Love probe the implications of Scripture for how to understand people and how to counsel. The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context explores the background and development of CCEF’s mission. David is survived by his wife Nan, their three children and spouses, and seven grandchildren.

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