Injustice and the Care of Souls: Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral Care
Pastoral care is often focused on individual problems, but much ofwhat harms and impedes us stems from the larger social maladies atwork in our lives. This unprecedented gathering of two dozen essaysdiscusses the realities of racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism,ableism, and classism prevalent within the church and society in aneffort to broaden and inform pastoral caregivers with the knowledgeand the skills needed to respond effectively to oppressed andmarginalized persons. The volumes also help pastors to reflect on theways their own social location has an impact on their ministries andto gain familiarity with resources available to support pastoralcaregivers in a variety of contexts.
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Let us begin with what I consider to be the first recorded pastoral intervention in
history, God's response to Adam and Eve after their having tasted the fruit of the
tree of knowledge of good and bad. They violated God's very specific instruction,
Paralleling God's slow response to Adam and Eve, we were also taught that upon
arriving at the scene of an accident, instead of rushing to respond we should sit
down, take a drink of water, and carefully and cautiously assess the situation ...
The next lesson from the Adam and Eve story that I want to highlight is
subjectivity. To Judaism the banishment of Adam and Eve from the garden of
Eden was a blessing that made possible all of the other blessings and miracles
that have ...
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Those who seek to recover from oppression or care for those who are unable to, can turn to this collection of fact-based calls. They call for action. Blaine-Wallace piece on "Lamentation as Justice ... Volledige review lezen
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