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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In Christian circles, Jesus is a central figure related to liberation from suffering.
Jesus' plight is often compared to that of African American women: he
experienced "unjust and undeserved humiliation and suffering" but also became
for many ...
Roberto Goizueta introduces us to a theology of accompaniment, a theology in
which caminemos con Jesus ("we walk with Jesus"). For Goizueta, to walk with
Jesus on his way to Calvary is to accompany him physically, in all his humanity, ...
Howard Thurman, in discussing the woman brought before Jesus for adultery (
1981, 105-06), writes, "Jesus raised his eyes and beheld the woman." Jesus'
initial silence was not a "Rogerian notion of unconditional positive regard" (
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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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