Broad in scope, scholarly in detail, yet immensely readable, this is an important book for clinical pastoral educators, students, professionals--everyone interested in church and social history.
Author: E. Brooks Holifield
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Here, for the first time, the development of pastoral care as a discipline has been documented. Dr. Holifield details the shift in emphasis from saving souls to supporting individuals in self-realization, and in the process raises thought-provoking questions about the preoccupation with psychological methodology evident in modern society and clergy. Every pastor wittingly or unwittingly adopts some 'theory' of pastoral counseling, whether it be derived from the seventeenth century or from the twentieth, says Dr. Holifield. From colonial America's intellectual approach to today's therapeutic self culture, he explores those theories. Theological, social, economic, and psychological threads are interwoven with fascinating conversational examples to show how Protestantism helped to form--and was influenced by--changing social orders. Broad in scope, scholarly in detail, yet immensely readable, this is an important book for clinical pastoral educators, students, professionals--everyone interested in church and social history.
Both the professionalization that resulted from Dobbins’s efficiency standards, and a working theory of human nature derived from psychological models, were synthesized into a specialized system of pastoral care.
Author: T. Dale Johnson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
When the organization and structure of the church in America was altered in the early 1900s to meet modern demands, the role of the pastorate became more specialized to adapt to the burdens of the new, “efficient” structure. In 1920, Gaines Dobbins utilized the business efficiency model at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to formulate a distinct ecclesiology. Discontent with traditional methods of instruction in theological education, Dobbins sought to implement theories and methodologies from modern educationalists. He adopted a psychologized educational methodology and utilized the psychology of religion as an empirical measure of the soul, human nature, and human behavior. Use of the social sciences seemed to grant Dobbins, as a practitioner, academic respectability within the realm of theological education. Both the professionalization that resulted from Dobbins’s efficiency standards, and a working theory of human nature derived from psychological models, were synthesized into a specialized system of pastoral care. Dobbins followed the new shape of pastoral theology in America, adopting Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as the model for pastoral training. As a result, CPE became an integral part of the curriculum at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for over sixty years, and spread to influence many other SBC entities.
These two pastoral conversations are moments in a much larger and more
complicated argument about the nature and purpose of pastoral care in America .
As Holifield's book recounts , the argument crossed denominational lines and
Author: Jay P. Dolan
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
This collection of essays has been written in tribute to Martin E. Marty, a scholar who has certainly earned his reputation as the most influential living interpreter of religion in America. During his distinguished career - which includes over forty books, countless articles, and a generation of students - Marty has disentangled the jumbled and competing directions of American religious history by focusing on a central theme that has run through it all - the distinctively American experiment with pluralism. These essays take stock of the significance of Marty's teaching to date by showing how his former students are following his leads - or moving beyond them - in their struggles to comprehend the richness of North American religious history. Some of the essays, explain the volume's editors, "celebrate the American search for oneness in spite of the efflorescent manyness of this nation's pluralism." Other essays remind us "that being American is seldom merely settling for oneness" by exploring the distinctiveness, schism, and conflict in this country's religious history. A third group of essays launches into new directions of historical inquiry, exploring varieties of religious expression that have previously been ignored. A fitting tribute to Marty's impact on the study of religion in the last century, this volume presents a new generation of seekers finding its way across the broad range of North American religious experience, keeping the pluralistic experiment alive.
An Approach to Transcultural Pastoral Theology Abraham Adu Berinyuu. 1
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Hollifield , A History of Pastoral Care in America : From Salvation to Self
Author: Abraham Adu Berinyuu
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Pastoral Care to the Sick in Africa should not and cannot be given in a vacuum. It must take seriously the deeply rooted African Spirituality of the sick. It could do this by the method of dialectic dialogue between the gospel of Jesus Christ and African Spirituality. In this approach, African wholistic healthy practices and symbols are brought to bear on the Christian symbols. To this end the sick can identify with as well as invoke deep spiritual response. Consequently, the sick's faith in Christ is deepened and becomes a strong coping mechanism. This cross-cultural approach, though one of many, is significant. It enriches the overall understanding of the Christian Ministry of healing to the sick in Africa, Europe, North America and Asia.
3 Allison Stokes, Ministry After Freud (New York: Pilgrim Press, 1985), 37-90. 4
Brooks Holifield, A History of Pastoral Care in America (Nashville: Abingdon
Press, 1983). 5 Edward E. Thornton, Professional Education for Il/Iinistry (
Author: Thomas St. James O’Connor
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Analyzes the content of some 300 texts on clinical pastoral supervision written in the past 20 years in light of fundamental questions about the nature and theological method of the praxis of clinical pastoral supervision, drawing on social science, hermeneutic, and special interest approaches and on the theology of Charles Gerkin, a pastoral theologian and family therapist. Theological methods in the three approaches are critiqued and Gerkin's praxis/theory/praxis method is endorsed. Case examples are used throughout to illustrate theory and aid in the presentation of an adequate praxis. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author: Charles H. Lippy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Contains 105 essays that examine the role of religion in North American society from the time of Native American tribal cultures to the age of the electronic church. Organized by topic, with cross references, bibliographies, and a detailed index.
A world list of books in the English language.
Retrace the history of pastoral counseling and explore its future possibilities with
two landmark titles from Abingdon Press . A History of Pastoral Care in America :
From Salvation to Self - Realization This unique volume is the first history of ...
Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
A bi-weekly journal of Christian opinion.
A History of Pastoral Care in America : From Salvation to Self - Realization .
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theory or practice ) can chaplains maintain an institutionally appropriate neutrality
Author: Stephen Garrard Post
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
These volumes present informative articles on the moral and ethical dimensions of modern medicine, science, and technology.