Introduction to Pastoral Care

by William V. Arnold

Paperback, 1982



Call number

IBMC Library - BV 4012 A76 - Shlvd w/ Pastoral Care


Philadelphia : Westminster Press


0664244009 / 9780664244002


Valuable for both seminarians and practicing clergy, this basic work integrates theology and pastoral care in a practical and useful way. Citing actual experiences, with questions for personal reflection, this much-needed study brings about a new awareness of the ministry of pastoral care.

Physical description

221 p.; 21 cm

Local notes

Part 1: The ground of pastoral care
Who are we? A look at Human Nature
Principles that give Integrity to pastoral care
Theological resources for times of caring
Part 2: The person of the pastor
Pastoral and professional identity: Who am I?
Functions of the pastor
Part 3: The disciplines of support
Comparative views of human nature
The development perspective
Community Resources, interdisciplinary cooperation, referral
Part for: Contacts for pastoral care
A pastoral approach to stress
A pastoral approach to loss and grief
A pastoral approach to illness
A pastoral approach to family and marriage
A pastoral approach to sexuality
Suggested readings on special issues in pastoral care.
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