[Epub] ↠ Images of Pastoral Care Author Robert C. Dykstra – Writerscompany.co.uk
Pastoral models help us becomeconscious of how our pastoral self understanding informs our praxis, andconscious of the fact that differences in the way pastors approach problems and needs are not merely differences in style but in pastoral self understanding. 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 Images Of Pastoral Care Includes Readings By Anton Boisen, Alastair Campbell, Donald Capps, James Dittes, Robert Dykstra, Heije Faber, Charles Gerkin, Brita Gill Austern, Karen Hanson, Seward Hiltner, Margaret Zipse Kornfeld, Bonnie Miller McLe, Jeanne Stevenson Moessner, Henri Nouwen, Gaylord Noyce, Paul Pruyser, And Edward Wimberly A collection of essays compiled by Dykstra illuminating different images of pastoral care Personally, I found some of the imageshelpful than others for my ministry, as is to be expected I particularly like how Dykstra balancedtraditional and masculine images with feminist perspectives by pastoral theologians like Miller McLe A great introduction to these theologians work. It is a good collection, the arena just was not my cup tea Good collection of older images. This book is an outstanding primer on Pastoral Care I highly recommend it. For anyone interested in a serious study of the intellectual and spiritual foundation of pastoral care, this books is essential reading I did not find all of the essay compelling but reading each of them was an important part of my learning. Some interesting concepts Sometimes helpful Sometimes repetitive.