oa Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary - Psychotherapy : science or religion? Some implications for today's church
|Article Title||Psychotherapy : science or religion? Some implications for today's church|
|© Publisher:||South African Theological Seminary (SATS)|
|Journal||Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary|
|Author||Noel B. Woodbridge|
|Publication Date||Sep 2007|
|Pages||83 - 95|
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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