Augsburg Fortress

The Skilled Pastor: Counseling as the Practice of Theology

The Skilled Pastor: Counseling as the Practice of Theology

A splendid volume detailing the specific skills necessary for sound pastoral guidance in various situations. The author integrates theological reflection with practice, while incorporating religious resources with counseling technique.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800625092
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 144
  • Publication Date September 1, 1991

Endorsements

"Charles Taylor has written a pioneering book, one that is bound to be controversial but undeniably creative and important. By focusing on the neglected topics of pastoral skill and the effects of belief systems in shaping experience, Taylor opens up significant new possibilities for theologically informed, psychologically effective pastoral care and counseling. Through its carefully constructed set of categories and techniques, The Skilled Pastor offers a challenging and important new approach to the religious care of persons."
--David K. Switzer
Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University


"A well-conceived integration of the minister's role and functioning, the traditional resources of the church and its faith, and a major contemporary approach to the counseling process. This book will be very useful, especially in the seminary classroom or other groups led by a skilled practitioner of pastoral care and counseling."
--David K. Switzer
Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University
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