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Pastoral Care : An Essential Guide :  An Essential Guide - John Patton

Pastoral Care : An Essential Guide

An Essential Guide

Paperback Published: June 2005
ISBN: 9780687053223
Number Of Pages: 128

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The essentials of pastoral care involve the pastor's distinctive task of caring for those who are estranged--those who, according to the biblical image of the shepherd, are the lost sheep. By virtue of his or her professional calling, the pastor cultivates wise judgment in order to hear the hurting and offer guidance, reconciliation, healing, sustaining presence, and empowerment for those in need. Patton describes four major situations of being lost: grief and death; illness; addictions; and family challenges.

Pastoral wisdomp. 7
Pastoral presencep. 21
Pastoral guidancep. 35
Limit, loss, and griefp. 49
Care for the sickp. 61
Abuse of self and othersp. 75
Care of marriage and familyp. 89
Pastoral counselingp. 103
A final reflectionp. 117
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ISBN: 9780687053223
ISBN-10: 0687053226
Series: Essential Guide (Abingdon Press)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: June 2005
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.63  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.2

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