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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These myths and labels perpetuate images of disability as pathetic, tragic, or
shameful, outside the realm of normal life experience. They box people in,
imprison their potential, and wall out freedom and possibility; they deny people
the choice ...
I believe that Young's theory about oppression as it relates to groups of people is
particularly relevant to the experience of people with disabilities. In one sense,
society has tended to see the struggles of someone who is disabled as a
For people with disabilities who feel trapped in the powerlessness of their lot, one
of the biggest hurdles is to risk disturbing the status quo. It is hard to confront the
dominant culture alone, and a single person is easy to ignore or throw out.
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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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