Theology and Pastoral Counseling
'This is a superb, beautifully written book. The work has been very well conceived in content and form and carried out with great sensitivity and clarity. The author applies the material and method of Karl Barth's theology to pastoral. counseling,...
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'This is a superb, beautifully written book. The work has been very well conceived in content and form and carried out with great sensitivity and clarity. The author applies the material and method of Karl Barth's theology to pastoral. counseling, in which she brings theological thinking and clinical psychological thinking into a remarkable correlation, doing so with convincing power and commanding effectiveness...What a great boon it is for theological and pastoral training to have such a profound feminine mind to penetrate so intuitively, delicately, and effectively into human problems.' --Thomas F. Torrance, Univ. of Edinburgh
Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger (Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City) is professor of pastoral theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister, she is interested in educating clergy and laypeople to offer theologically sound and psychologically informed pastoral care in the church. As a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, she has received extensive training in a variety of therapeutic modalities, having worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She is a member of the Society for Pastoral Theology and of the Karl Barth Society of North America. Her major publications include Theology and Pastoral Counseling: A New Interdisciplinary Approach (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1995), The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies, ed. Wesley Carr, Donald Capps, Robin Gill, Anton Obholzer, Ruth Page, Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, Rowan Williams (SPCK and Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2002) and Pray without Ceasing: Revitalizing Pastoral Care (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2006).