Reconstructing Pastoral Theology: A Christological Foundation

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Religion - 236 pages

In Pastoral Care in the Classical Tradition, Andrew Purves argued that pastoral care and theology has long ignored Scripture and Christian doctrine, and pastoral practice has become secularized in both method and goal, the fiefdom of psychology and the social sciences. He builds further on this idea here, presenting a christological basis for ministry and pastoral theology.

 

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Contents

The Mission of God
1
Doctrine and Pastoral Care
3
The Ministry of God
22
Jesus the Apostle and High Priest of Our Confession
43
Union with Christ
78
The Heavenly Priesthood of Christ
105
Eschatology and Ministry
127
Part Two Ministry in Union with Christ
151
The Ministry of the Word of God
155
The Ministry of the Grace of God
175
The Ministry of the Presence of God
193
The Ministry of the Reign of God
214
Index
233
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Andrew Purves is Associate Professor Pastoral Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

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