Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Readings

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Robert C Dykstra
Chalice Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Religion - 256 pages
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This book is an edited volume of works that have predominated over the past several decades in contemporary pastoral theology. Through the writings of nineteen leading voices in the history of pastoral care, Dykstra shows how each contributor developed a metaphor for understanding pastoral care. Such metaphors include the solicitous shepherd, the wounded healer, the intimate stranger, the midwife, and other tangible images. Through these works, the reader gains a sense of the varied identities of pastoral care professionals, their struggles for recognition in this often controversial field, and insight into the history of the disciple. Includes readings by: Anton T. Boisen, Alastair V. Campbell, Donald Capps, James E. Dittes, Robert C. Dykstra, Heije Faber, Charles V. Gerkin, Brita L. Gill-Austern, Karen R. Hanson, Seward Hiltner, Margaret Zipse Kornfeld, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Jeanne Stevenson Moessner, Henri J. M. Nouwen, Gaylord Noyce, Paul W. Pruyser, Edward P. Wimberly.
 

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Contents

PART
13
The Living Human Document
22
Reclaiming the Living Human Document
30
The Living Human Weh
40
The Solicitous Shepherd
47
The Courageous Shepherd
54
The SelfDifferentiated Samaritan
62
PART
69
The Ascetic Witness
137
PART THREE
151
The Diagnostician
161
The Moral Coach and Counselor
171
The Indigenous Storyteller
180
The Agent of Hope
188
The Midwife
200
The Gardener
209

The Wounded Healer
76
The Circus Clown
85
The Wise Fool Reframed
108
The Intimate Stranger
123
The Midwife Storyteller and Reticent Outlaw
218
Notes
228
Bibliography
241
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Robert C. Dykstra is associate professor of pastoral theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and author of Discovering a Sermon: Personal Pastoral Preaching from Chalice Press.

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