The Theological and Christian Roots of Counseling

The Theological and Christian Roots of Counseling

 

By His Grace Bishiop Youssef

Introduction 

 Counseling, in general, and Christian Counseling, in particular, is not a new discipline. This discipline existed in the early church and had been used and written about by the early fathers since the establishment of the church 2000 years ago. Studying the nature of Counseling requires investigating its theological, spiritual, biological and psychological roots differentiating between the spiritual and secular counseling (the former deriving its source and teachings from the Holy Bible) for the sake of understanding and application, and the distinction between the Orthodox and non-Orthodox Counseling.

The Theological Background 

Theology, by definition ...

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