A History of Pastoral Care

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G. R. Evans
A&C Black, May 1, 2000 - Religion - 476 pages
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A history of pastoral care is a history of the Christian church in action. But if any sense is to be made of the centuries of Christian work and effort, not only the practicalities of making the message of the Gospel a reality on earth, but also the ideas which have shaped the attempt, century by century, must be examined.This is the history of 2000 years of thought and practice in Christian pastoral ministry. Until comparatively late in that story the bulk of the formative thinking took place in the Middle East and in Europe and this forms the background for recent developments in understanding human nature, and the ways in which that understanding has influenced our thinking in pastoral care.Subjects covered range from the Biblical foundations to the sects and new religious movements; from the Fathers, the monks, the Friars, the Templars to the changes at the end of the twentieth century.
 

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Contents

The Old Testament
15
The New Testament
30
The Fathers and the early Councils
59
Whose feet do you wash?
77
Penitentials and pastoral care
93
the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215
112
the pastoral impact
126
The charitable and medical activities of the Hospitallers
148
George Herbert and The Country Parson
294
Perkins Baxter and Burnet
313
The twentiethcentury Anglican Franciscans
328
The growth of the soul in Charles Kingsley
345
into the twentieth century
362
Pastoral care at the end of the twentieth century
383
penance and anointing
400
pastoral care and the ecclesiastical law
414

pastoral care in the later
169
Catechesis in East and West
201
The Reformation crisis in pastoral care
223
the Jesuits
252
Ecumenism and ecclesial and pastoral proclamation
433
Sects and new religious movements
446
Conclusion
465
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G. R. Evans is Lecturer in History at the University of Cambridge. She is author of Anselm and Taking About God, The Logic and Language of the Bible and the Anselm Concordance.

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