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"So, What are You Doing Here?" The Role of the Minister of the Gospel in Hospital Visitation or a Theological Cure for the Crisis in Evangelical Pastoral Care

Academic Paper 2003 15 Pages

Theology - Practical Theology

Summary

This peer-reviewed journal article is revised from an academic paper delivered by the author to the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. The paper seeks to identify problems in pastoral visitation and pastoral care that have resulted from an overuse or over-reliance on psycho-therapeutic techniques rather than sacramental or theological resources most associated with clergy. The paper concludes that assuming "false faces" in pastoral care will not only diminish the intended spiritual care of the patient, but effectively and negatively impact the clergyman's place "at the table" with healthcare professionals.

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Pages
15
Year
2003
ISBN (eBook)
9783668622074
ISBN (Book)
9783668622081
File size
460 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v387358
Grade
Tags
pastoral care pastoral counseling theology therapy

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Title: "So, What are You Doing Here?" The Role of the Minister of the Gospel in Hospital Visitation or a Theological Cure for the Crisis in Evangelical Pastoral Care