Beginning within the overdue 1960s, a biblical counseling movement sought to reclaim counseling for the church and supply a Christian alternative to mainstream psychiatry and psychotherapy. The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context is an informative and thought-provoking account of that movement. This historical account combines careful scholarship with a unique, eyewitness insight. This book is a useful resource for many who need to consider the biblical counseling movement. The core chapters were at the start a Ph.D. dissertation in history of science and medication (University of Pennsylvania). This new edition adds a lengthy appendix, containing articles by Dr. Powlison that give an analysis of developments throughout the biblical counseling movement and in its relationship to evangelical psychotherapists.