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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Practices of practical solidarity also require what Sobrino describes as the "
principle of mercy": The ideal human being, the complete human being, is the
one who interiorizes, absorbs in her innards, the suffering of another — as in the
case of ...
Mercy is a precondition for real justice, for it never loses the face of the other's
suffering. Mercy, for Sobrino, is the particular Christian "praxic love that swells
within a person at the sight of another persons unjustly inflicted suffering, driving
their patients to protect themselves from the misery of their patients' suffering.
Often they do this because they are afraid that, were they to be touched by every
patients suffering, their own already overburdened hearts would break and they ...
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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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