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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This truth is also built into our common creation story. As theologian Sallie
McFague reminds us: The common creation story radicalizes both oneness and
difference. From one infinitely hot, infinitely condensed bit of matter (a millionth of
This melding of approaches creates almost limitless possibilities for the future
development of approaches to treatment that address the needs created by the
growing cultural complexity of our society. The primary contribution of narrative ...
The goal of reclamation is the healing of the diminished self-esteem and the
fractured self-concept of the self, both direct results of systemic oppression.
Central to this healing, for Chinula, is the revelation that we are all created in
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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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