“Modern Therapies and the Church’s Faith:” Christianity has a self-conscious, self-proclaimed competitor in the modern secular psychologies. We would expect conflict over truth (Who is right?), love (Who has the right to work with people?), and power (Who can make it right?). But the church has been intellectually derivative and practically weak, losing her heartland in the cure of souls. We have fresh opportunities today because of weaknesses in the psychological establishment and because of the existence of robust biblical counseling as an alternative. One key to effective engagement with the psychologies is to radically reinterpret what psychologists s ee and care about, from a Christian world view.
Modern Therapies and the Church's Faith
Author: David Powlison Date: January 01, 1996
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- Queries & Controversies: Is Masturbation Always a Sin?
- Review of Hebrews, James and I and II Timothy, Jude by Jay E. Adams
- The Book of Daniel and Godly Counsel: Part 2
- Strategies for Opening blind Eyes: Data Gathering Part 3
- Modern Therapies and the Church’s Faith
- Psychology and the Life of the Spirit
- A European Looks at Christian Counseling in America: An Interview with Ernst Gassmann
- Authors and Arguments in Biblical Counseling: A Review and Analysis
- Letter to the Editor: The Mystery of Regeneration
- How Do You Help a “Psychologized” Counselee?