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Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

An Essential Guide

  • Author: John Patton
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 1426723474
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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The essentials of pastoral care involve the pastor's distinctive task of caring for those who are estranged--the lost sheep. Taken from the biblical image of the shepherd, the pastor by virtue of his or her professional calling cultivates wise judgment in order to hear the hurting and offer guidance, reconciliation, healing, sustaining presence, and empowerment to those in need. This book will outline the quintessential elements pastors need to wisely minister in today's context by discussing four major kinds of lostness: grief, illness, abuse, and family challenges. The purpose of the Abingdon Essential Guides is to fulfill the need for brief, substantive, yet highly accessible introductions to the core disciples in biblical, theological, and religious studies. Drawing on the best in current scholarship, written with the need of students foremost in mind, addressed to learners in a number of contexts, Essential Guides will be the first choice of those who wish to acquaint themselves or their students with the broad scope of issues, perspectives, and subject matters within biblical and religious studies.

A History of Pastoral Care

A History of Pastoral Care

  • Author: G. R. Evans
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780225668407
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 476
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A history of pastoral care is a history of the Christian church in action. But if any sense is to be made of the centuries of Christian work and effort, not only the practicalities of making the message of the Gospel a reality on earth, but also the ideas which have shaped the attempt, century by century, must be examined.This is the history of 2000 years of thought and practice in Christian pastoral ministry. Until comparatively late in that story the bulk of the formative thinking took place in the Middle East and in Europe and this forms the background for recent developments in understanding human nature, and the ways in which that understanding has influenced our thinking in pastoral care.Subjects covered range from the Biblical foundations to the sects and new religious movements; from the Fathers, the monks, the Friars, the Templars to the changes at the end of the twentieth century.

Basic Types of Pastoral Care & Counseling

Basic Types of Pastoral Care & Counseling

Resources for the Ministry of Healing & Growth, Third Edition

  • Author: Howard J Clinebell Jr Trustee
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 142675602X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 504
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Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling remains the standard in pastoral care and counseling. This third edition is enlarged and revised with updated resources, methods, exercises, and illustrations from actual counseling sessions. This book will help readers be sensitive to cultural diversity, ethical issues, and power dynamics as they practice holistic, growth-oriented pastoral care and counseling in the parish.

Images of Pastoral Care

Images of Pastoral Care

Classic Readings

  • Author: Robert C Dykstra
  • Publisher: Chalice Press
  • ISBN: 9780827216266
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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This book is an edited volume of works that have predominated over the past several decades in contemporary pastoral theology. Through the writings of nineteen leading voices in the history of pastoral care, Dykstra shows how each contributor developed a metaphor for understanding pastoral care. Such metaphors include the solicitous shepherd, the wounded healer, the intimate stranger, the midwife, and other tangible images. Through these works, the reader gains a sense of the varied identities of pastoral care professionals, their struggles for recognition in this often controversial field, and insight into the history of the disciple. Includes readings by: Anton T. Boisen, Alastair V. Campbell, Donald Capps, James E. Dittes, Robert C. Dykstra, Heije Faber, Charles V. Gerkin, Brita L. Gill-Austern, Karen R. Hanson, Seward Hiltner, Margaret Zipse Kornfeld, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Jeanne Stevenson Moessner, Henri J. M. Nouwen, Gaylord Noyce, Paul W. Pruyser, Edward P. Wimberly.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

  • Author: Pope Gregory, I,Pope Gregory I,Papa Gregorius I.,Walter J. Burghardt,T. C. Lawler,Paulist Press,Saint Gregory of Nyssa
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 9780809102518
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 281
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St. Gregory deals with the great responsibility of the episcopal office and its onerous nature.

The Practice of Pastoral Care, Revised and Expanded Edition

The Practice of Pastoral Care, Revised and Expanded Edition

A Postmodern Approach

  • Author: Carrie Doehring
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 1611645522
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 232
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The Practice of Pastoral Care has become a popular seminary textbook for courses in pastoral care and a manual for clinical pastoral education. In it, Doehring encourages counselors to view their ministry through a trifocal lens that incorporates premodern, modern, and postmodern approaches to religious and psychological knowledge. Doehring describes the basic ingredients of a caregiving relationship, shows how to use the caregiver's life experience as a source of authority, and demonstrates how to develop the skill of listening and establishing the actual relationship. This new edition elaborates on and expands the author's previous work, adding an intercultural perspective that gives more attention to religious pluralism in the pastoral care setting. It offers a road map for using a step-by-step narrative, relational, embodied approach to spiritual care that respects the unique ways people live out their values and beliefs, especially in coping with stress, loss, and violence. Readers will be able to confidently and professionally offer pastoral care and counseling to members of their congregations or other places of ministry.

Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

Practical Theology in a Multidisciplinary Context

  • Author: John Swinton,David Willows
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 1846422183
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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Written by significant researchers and practitioners within the field, this unique collection of key texts introduces the reader to practical theology. It critically explores the way in which the spiritual dimension of pastoral care has entered into constructive dialogue with other disciplines and ways of thinking, including: psychiatry, psychology, counselling, intercultural studies, educational methodology, narrative theory and political studies. Set within this multidisciplinary context, the individual contributions (a selection of articles from a leading journal of pastoral theology, Contact: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Pastoral Studies) cover a wide range of practical and theological issues that alert the reader to the spiritual dimension of pastoral care, such as bereavement, sexuality, ethics, learning disabilities, infertility, the meaning of pain, sickness and suffering and the nature of theology as a practical discipline. The book is an invaluable resource for practitioners, researchers, students and all who have an interest in the ways in which a spiritual dimension can enhance caring practices within a multidisciplinary context.

A discourse of the pastoral care

A discourse of the pastoral care

  • Author: Gilbert Burnet
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Clergy
  • Page: 244
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Principles and practices of pastoral care

Principles and practices of pastoral care

  • Author: Russell Leslie Dicks
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 143
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The Practice of Pastoral Care

The Practice of Pastoral Care

A Postmodern Approach

  • Author: Carrie Doehring
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 9780664226848
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 184
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Drawing on psychological, theological, and cultural studies on suffering, Carrie Doehring encourages counselors to view their ministry through trifocal lenses and include approaches that are premodern (apprehending God through religious rituals), modern (consulting rational and empirical sources), and postmodern (acknowledging the contextual nature of knowledge). Utilizing strategies from all three perspectives, Doehring describes the basic ingredients of a caregiving relationship, shows how to use the caregiver's life experience as a source of authority, and demonstrates how to develop the skill of listening and establish the actual relationship. She then explains the steps of psychological assessment, systemic assessment, and theological reflection, and finally she delineates the basic steps for plans of care: attending to the careseeker's safety, building trust, mourning losses, and reconnecting with the ordinariness of life.