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Pastoral Nature of Theology : An Upholding Presence - R John Elford

Pastoral Nature of Theology

An Upholding Presence

Paperback Published: 1st March 2000
ISBN: 9780264674902
Number Of Pages: 192

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This work challenges the classification of pastoral care as "applied theology" which suggests that there is a separate, "pure" theology from which pastoral care springs. Rather, the author argues that pastoral need, concern and action are, and always have been, the catalysts which prompt theology and make it necessary. This detailed critical analysis of the relationship between theology and pastoral care considers: the difference that other faith traditions make to the understanding of the pastoral; the biblical tradition - how changing historical circumstances and perceptions of pastoral need brought about these traditions to be "in conversation" with contemporary culture; the social as well as the individual dimensions of human welfare and the interaction between the two; and morality as an inextricable aspect of pastoral care and looks at contemporary issues which can cause profound theological problems.

The pastoral; modern human identity; a cloud of witnesses; past and present; individual care; social care; morality and care; conclusion.

ISBN: 9780264674902
ISBN-10: 0264674901
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st March 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.9  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1