Image of Pastoral Care
Edited by Robert C. Dykstra
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Image of Pastoral Care by Robert C. Dykstra
Book DescriptionThis book is an edited volume of works that have predominated over the past several decades in contemporary pastoral theology. Through the writings of nineteen leading voices in the history of pastoral care, Dykstra shows how each contributor developed a metaphor for understanding pastoral care. Such metaphors include the solicitous shepherd, the wounded healer, the intimate stranger, the midwife, and other tangible images. Through these works, the reader gains a sense of the varied identities of pastoral care professionals, their struggles for recognition in this often controversial field, and insight into the history of the disciple. Images of Pastoral Care includes readings by Anton Boisen, Alastair Campbell, Donald Capps, James Dittes, Robert Dykstra, Heije Faber, Charles Gerkin, Brita Gill-Austern, Karen Hanson, Seward Hiltner, Margaret Zipse Kornfeld, Bonnie Miller-McLemore, Jeanne Stevenson Moessner, Henri Nouwen, Gaylord Noyce, Paul Pruyser, and Edward Wimberly.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780827216242
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Chalice Press
Publisher: Chalice Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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A study of how faith forms through friendship for adolescent boys
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The early years of adolescence are a tumultuous time, full of challenges and opportunities that can shape one's whole life. This book investigates the interior life of boys as they develop their sense of self and begin the spiritual journey that can carry them throughout their lives.
Counseling Troubled Youth, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by Robert C. Dykstra
Robert Dykstra uses case studies of four profoundly troubled young people from varied backgrounds to teach pastoral caregivers the theoretical knowledge and practical wisdom to offer youths effective ministry on the journey to find "self.
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Author Biography - Robert C. Dykstra
Robert C. Dykstra is associate professor of pastoral theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and author of Discovering a Sermon: Personal Pastoral Preaching from Chalice Press.
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