Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling
Second Edition

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The Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling was born out of an awareness of the need for a comprehensive treatment of psychology from a Christian point of view. Factually presenting major current findings and theories in the field, it presents psychology in its own terms, while including explicit biblical or theological perspectives that are broadly evangelical. This volume focuses on the areas of personality, psychological problems, psychotherapy and other treatment approaches, major systems and theories of psychology, and the psychology of religion. Implications for pastoral care are noted in many articles, and a large number of new articles exploring issues of particular interest to clergy are contained in this edition. This work derives its strength from the numerous authors writing on their areas of expertise from their individual Christian perspectives.

About the Editors

David G. Benner is emeritus distinguished professor of psychology and spirituality at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia, and an associate fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. A psychologist, spiritual director and retreat leader, Benner has written and edited many books, including the Counseling and Care of Souls. He is the founding executive editor of the journal Conversations.

Peter C. Hill earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Houston. Hill is the professor of psychology at Biola University. He has published a number of scholarly articles.


This is a monumental work! It is accurate, well documented, and highly readable, and its biblical perspective gives it special usefulness for Christian therapists. The Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling is a necessity for ministers, counselors, and students of the mental health sciences.
Grace H. Ketterman, M.D., Psychiatry, Kansas City, Missouri