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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Church work with the mentally ill.,
  • Liberation theology.,
  • Pastoral theology -- Research.,
  • Church work with women.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementStephen Pattison.
SeriesCambridge studies in ideology and religion
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBV4461 .P38 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 273 p. ;
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1401175M
ISBN 100521418224
LC Control Number93009014

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Focussing as it does especially on mentally ill people and on women, the book will be of interest to all those who want to broaden their vision and knowledge of liberation theology or pastoral care, whether theologians, pastors, students for ministry, members of caring professions, or users of the services they provide.\/span>\"@ en\/a. This is the first book to show how Latin American liberation theology can be applied to and can transform pastoral care in countries such as Britain and the USA. Hitherto pastoral care has tended to concentrate on looking after individuals. Stephen Pattison suggests that much of the suffering endured by individuals is actually socially and politically caused, and so is avoidable . Description: This much-needed book fully integrates principles of pastoral care, leadership, and theology to restore to ministers a clearly defined pastoral identity. Moving from a critique of inadequate models for ministry -- from community organizer to T. V. evangelist -- Oden develops a more classical model, rich in its references to the.   Pastoral Care and Liberation Theology book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Pastoral care in the Northern hemisphere has focused /5(4).

Her academic training was in the field of pastoral theology and care and religion and psychology. She has gained recognition in publication and research and is the author of a widely used text entitled Survival and Liberation: Pastoral Theology in African American Context (Chalice Press).5/5(1). Stephen Pattison draws on Latin American liberation theology, and particularly its use of Marxist analysis, to "interrogate" and revise pastoral care. Though the focus of his discussion is on Great Britain, he demonstrates knowledge of the major pastoral care literature in the United States and applies his critique to the Northern Hemisphere in. The background to liberation theology; 2. The nature and content of liberation theology; 3. The methods of liberation theology; 4. Putting liberation theology to work; PART 2 - THE SOCO-POLITICAL CONTEXT OF PASTORAL CARE; 5. The socio-political context of mental disorder; 6. Who becomes mentally ill?; 7. Pastoral Care Handbook 4 It is important to note, however, that a clear and distinctive focus for pastoral care does not constitute a boundary or limit of gh the ministry of pastoral care is inherent in the act of baptism, impelling Christians to care for one another as sisters and brothers in Christ, their duty of.

Pastoral care in the Northern hemisphere has traditionally focussed upon the well-being of individuals, ignoring the social order of which they are a part. This pioneering book draws on the methods and insights of Latin American liberation theology in order to present a new vision of socially and politically committed pastoral : Stephen Pattison. His purpose is to use liberation theology to broaden the foundation and function of pastoral care and then to show what this would mean for the treatment of the mentally ill. His summary of liberation theology is drawn from the literature of Latin American authors rather than any direct involvement with the movement. This book shows how Latin American liberation theology can be applied to and can transform pastoral care in countries such as Britain and the USA. Hitherto pastoral care has tended to concentrate on looking after individuals. Stephen Pattison suggests that much of the suffering endured by individuals is actually socially and politically caused, and so is avoidable if the . Description: A Critique of Pastoral Care is firmly established as a classic text in the field of pastoral theology. The book is now reissued in a third edition which contains a significant new concluding chapter articulating the author's vision for the field: pastoral theology should be a lively, ecstatic theology, transforming individuals and.