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Pastoral Care (An Essential Guide Series)

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The pastor's distinctive task is to care for those who are estranged - the lost sheep. This book gives a brief, accessible introduction to the essence of pastoral ministry in today's context, covering four major kinds of lostness: grief, illness,...


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The pastor's distinctive task is to care for those who are estranged - the lost sheep. This book gives a brief, accessible introduction to the essence of pastoral ministry in today's context, covering four major kinds of lostness: grief, illness, abuse, and family challenges.

The essentials of pastoral care involve the pastor's distinctive task of caring for those who are estranged--those who, according to the biblical image of the shepherd, are the lost sheep. By virtue of his or her professional calling, the pastor cultivates wise judgment in order to hear the hurting and offer guidance, reconciliation, healing, sustaining presence, and empowerment for those in need. Patton describes four major situations of being lost: grief and death; illness; addictions; and family challenges.
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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 Guide s 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.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 230379
  • Product Code 0687053226
  • EAN 9780687053223
  • Pages 128
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date Jun 2005
  • Sales Rank 8695
  • Dimensions 216 x 146 x 9mm
  • Weight 0.202kg

John Patton

The Revd Dr James Woodward is Master of the Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson, Temple Balsall, and is the Bishop's Advisor for Health and Social Care in the Diocese of Birmingham.ýýDr Stephen Pattison is currently Senior Research Fellow in Pastoral Theology, University of Wales, Cardiff.ýýJohn Patton is Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary, Georgia.

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