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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Freddie's story is one such tale. While it never appeared in the newspaper, or in
any other public media, his is a story of devastating emotional pain, isolation, and
loneliness fostered by a conviction that he lived in a world that did not welcome ...
Freddie's mother was scared and worried, fearing for the emotional and physical
health of both her husband and son. Something had to be done. After several
days, she did the only thing she knew how to do in troubled times. She went to ...
The pastoral counselor's first and most urgent priority is to address Freddie's
recent behavior. Freddie's apparent mental and behavioral issues may, indeed,
be a sign of illness, but they may also be the result of too many years of carrying
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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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