Faithful aging is not simple aging; it is growing old. It is embracing not only the challenges of a long life, but engaging the possibilities of creativity and...
Bonhoeffer says spiritual care is a function of the congregation and that it is an aspect of the broader, more encompassing activity of proclamation. In...
This book explores the relationship between the practices of pastoral care and the practices of spiritual direction with the aim of enabling pastoral...
The Gift to Listen, the Courage to Hear interweaves listening techniques with spiritual principles that emphasize the importance of listening and provide a...
Aging, Spirituality, and Religion, Volume 1 published in 1995 by Fortress Press, provided the sociological, psychological, and theological perspectives for...
Based on her twenty years of teaching and on her own experience in pastoral care, Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner has written a basic pastoral-care text to assist in...
Understanding one's personal issues and emotional reactions—one's "countertransference"—has long been recognized as a core competency in ministry....
This book examines the ways religion and spirituality are experienced by aging persons within an aging society. It aims to encompass the wholeness of the...
Pastoral care has been traditionally understood as pastoral acts administered to individuals or small groups by an ordained or lay religious practitioner. As congregations in the twenty-first century begin to reclaim the missional nature of church, this view must be broadened to include care and concern for the needs of the larger community. In Beyond Church Walls, Rick Rouse articulates precisely what a missional approach to pastoral care looks like?and the substantial impact it can have on congregations and communities.
Among the topics treated are: Christian ethics as community ethics Charting the moral life Elements of character formation Character and social structure...
Christian Churches and the Global AIDS Crisis More than twenty years into the global AIDS pandemic, the efforts of Christian congregations and denominations...
Crisis Counseling unites the historic skills of pastoral care and counseling with current methods of crisis intervention from the fields of psychology and...
A skilled and compassionate storyteller, McCarroll introduces readers to five expressions of hope through detailed and poignant case studies.
This new guidebook by leading pastoral theologians challenges much in contemporary developmental theory. Arguing that women's developmental stages cannot...
Ministers, priests, rabbis, physicians, and therapists faced with their awesome role will appreciate Ashbrook's clear way of integrating medicine, psychology,...
Written for persons who are not lawyers, accountants, or quasi-legal specialists, this book offers congregations and religious professionals practical...
A comprehensive survey of care of women, by women, from a religious standpoint results from the collaboration of nineteen leading women in the field of...
Caregiving practices in churches often center around listening and giving counsel, making referrals, and creating support groups for specific needs. In Caring Liturgies...
Perhaps no single issue is of greater importance for families in Western culture than the one of marital conflict. When couples fail to successfully negotiate...
This book outlines five tasks focused on identity, agency, and meaning that spiritual caregivers can use to empower couples for significant change in just three to five conversations.
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