The Bible, Wisdom and Human Nature




Can biblical teaching be combined with worldly wisdom?

In this book, Dr Owen Ashley claims that since the Bible references other courses as being useful, then, yes, Christians can use wisdom from outside the Bible – as long as that wisdom does not contradict Scripture. Owen examines important issues in understanding human nature and how to help people with challenges they face. Each chapter contains a model for understanding aspects of human nature, and considers where our knowledge comes from.

This book is adapted from Dr Ashley’s PhD, originally published as A Theological and Practical Evaluation of CWR’s Waverley Christian Counselling Model.

About the author

Dr Owen Ashley has worked for Waverley Abbey College over the past 19 years as a counselling tutor. He leads the first year of the BA in Counselling, and the MA in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy. He has 30 years’ experience of work in private practice as a counsellor/psychotherapist and counselling supervisor.

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