Pastoral Care An Essential Guide

ISBN-10: 0687053226

ISBN-13: 9780687053223

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Patton

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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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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Pastoral wisdom
Pastoral presence
Pastoral guidance
Limit, loss, and grief
Care for the sick
Abuse of self and others
Care of marriage and family
Pastoral counseling
A final reflection
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