Taking on the Gods
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About "Taking on the Gods"
"Taking on the gods is a significant responsibility of pastoral counseling. Confronting those psychic structures, forces, and images which masquerade as God; bringing love, faith, and hope into the lives of persons; and being an extension ministry of Jesus Christ walking in the hells of human existence are all ways of expressing the true evangelistic purposes of pastoral counseling. The thought of taking on the gods in one's clients and in oneself may seem like arrogance or a humbling and awesome challenge. Nevertheless, taking on the gods is at the heart and soul of pastoral counseling." --from the author's Introduction
Meet the Author
Merle R. Jordan is Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Psychology at the Boston University School of Theology in Boston, Massachusetts.