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Tim Keller: Puritan Resources for Biblical Counseling

June 2, 2010

Why should those seeking to develop a truly biblical counseling approach give special consideration to the Puritans? Because they were the first Protestant school of Biblical Counseling.

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  1. June 2, 2010 3:22 pm

    Outstanding stuff. Thomas Brooks’ Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices is a masterpiece.

    I would add one more. The Puritans worldview was purely biblical, untainted by modern pop-psychology. William James and Sigmund Freud had no clue as to the cause and effect of human behaviour. It’s a shame that so much that passes for “biblical counseling” tends to focus on the latter.

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