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Pastoral Theology in the Classical Tradition

Paperback|Nov 2001
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Too often pastoral care today is uninformed by historical understanding and is overly influenced by psychological theory and practice. A consequence of this is its disaffiliation from the Church's theological heritage. This text examines Christian writers from the past who...


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Too often pastoral care today is uninformed by historical understanding and is overly influenced by psychological theory and practice. A consequence of this is its disaffiliation from the Church's theological heritage. This text examines Christian writers from the past who represent the classical tradition in pastoral theology. It includes a brief biography of each, introduces the major themes in the writer's theology and discusses the issues arising for pastoral work.
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Andrew Purves is Hugh Thomson Kerr Professor of PastoraI Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
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Purves examines Christian writers who represent the classical tradition in pastoral theology, reflecting on texts from Gregory Nazianzus, John Chrysostom, Gregory the Great, Martin Bucer, and Richard Baxter. He includes a brief biography of each author, introduces the major themes in the writer's theology, and discusses the issues arising for pastoral work.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 178918
  • Product Code 0664222412
  • EAN 9780664222413
  • Pages 144
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2001
  • Sales Rank 31076
  • Dimensions 229 x 153 x 11mm
  • Weight 0.222kg

Andrew Purves

Andrew Purves (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) holds the Hugh Thomson Kerr Chair in Pastoral Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books including The Resurrection of Ministry(InterVarsity Press, 2010); The Crucifixion of Ministry (InterVarsity Press, 2007); Reconstructing Pastoral Theology: A Christological Foundation (WJK, 2004); A Passion for the Gospel: Confessing Jesus Christ for the 21st Century (with Mark Achtemeier, Geneva 2000); Encountering God: Christian Faith in Turbulent Times (with Charles Partee, WJK 2000); Union in Christ: A Declaration for the Church (with Mark Achtemeier, Witherspoon 1999), and The Search for Compassion: Spirituality and Ministry (WJK 1989).
Purves has a deep concern for the renewal of the church, and speaks regularly around the country on matters of theological and spiritual renewal.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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