oa Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary - Psychotherapy : science or religion? Some implications for today's church
The aim of this paper is to investigate the true nature of psychotherapy. In particular, an attempt will be made to answer the question : Is psychotherapy a science or a religion? It is a sad fact that today's church has to a large extent given up its call to minister to hurting people, because Christians believe the myth that psychotherapy is a science. The paper argues that psychotherapy, in fact, is not a science, but rather another religion and that today's church needs to return to the biblical counselling of the early church, which is far more effective than psychotherapy.
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