A History of Pastoral Care in AmericaA History of Pastoral Care in America



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

ISBN: 9781597523424

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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.

The Professionalization of Pastoral CareThe Professionalization of Pastoral Care



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

ISBN: 9781725264922

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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.

New Dimensions in American Religious HistoryNew Dimensions in American Religious History



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
took ...

Author: Jay P. Dolan

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39076001317101

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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.

Pastoral Care to the Sick in AfricaPastoral Care to the Sick in Africa



An Approach to Transcultural Pastoral Theology Abraham Adu Berinyuu. 1
Joseph ... I ' John McNeil , History of the care of Souls , pp . ... 25 ( °E . Brooks
Hollifield , A History of Pastoral Care in America : From Salvation to Self
Realization ...

Author: Abraham Adu Berinyuu

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015078372086

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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.

Clinical Pastoral Supervision and the Theology of Charles GerkinClinical Pastoral Supervision and the Theology of Charles Gerkin



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 (
Nashville: ...

Author: Thomas St. James O’Connor

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889203105

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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

Encyclopedia of the American Religious ExperienceEncyclopedia of the American Religious Experience



Author: Charles H. Lippy

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: PSU:000013759308

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Page: 1872

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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.

Religion the Independent Sector and American CultureReligion the Independent Sector and American Culture



Pastoral care meant teaching people more how to die well than to live in good
health . After the ... 154 . 4. E. Brooks Holifield , A History of Pastoral Care in
America : From Salvation to SelfRealization ( Nashville : Abingdon Press , 1983 )
, pp .

Author: Conrad Cherry

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ISBN: UOM:39015029207167

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Engage social ActionEngage social Action



Retrace the history of pastoral counseling and explore its future possibilities with
two landmark volumes from Abingdon ... A HISTORY OF PASTORAL CARE IN
AMERICA From Salvawn to Self - Realization Postiral Counseling A MINISTRY
OF ...

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A History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in AmericaA History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America



337 spect for the coming winter ; " with a sickly wife , and this press of episcopal
and pastoral care , “ there was not a dollar left , after satisfying the hired man for
the past , wherewithal to engage him for the future ; and as for the making ...

Author: Samuel Wilberforce

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063566114

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Page: 464

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A History of the Stanwood Family in AmericaA History of the Stanwood Family in America



A considerable part of the year 1863 I spent visiting our friends east , and on April
25 , 1864 , after nearly 4 yrs . of solitary life , I married my second wife , Sarah H .
Francis , and having previously taken the pastoral care of the Church in Parma ...

Author: Ethel Stanwood Bolton

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044010210342

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Page: 317

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Christianity and CrisisChristianity and Crisis



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

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ISBN: UOM:39015019965246

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A bi-weekly journal of Christian opinion.

Health Medicine and BioethicsHealth Medicine and Bioethics



A Bibliography Selected from the ATLA Religion Database American Theological
Library Association Paul D. Petersen ... 225-243 1982 A HISTORY OF
PASTORAL CARE IN AMERICA ( BY E BROOKS HOLIFIELD , 1983 ; REVIEW
ARTICLE ) ...

Author: American Theological Library Association

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ISBN: NWU:35556010934115

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Page: 574

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Encyclopedia of Bioethics N SEncyclopedia of Bioethics N S



A History of Pastoral Care in America : From Salvation to Self - Realization .
Nashville , TN : Abingdon Press . Lapsley , lan Dictionary Chille , TN : 3 . How ( in
theory or practice ) can chaplains maintain an institutionally appropriate neutrality
 ...

Author: Stephen Garrard Post

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 0028657780

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These volumes present informative articles on the moral and ethical dimensions of modern medicine, science, and technology.

Lutheran ForumLutheran Forum



A History of Pastoral Care in America . Nashville : Abingdon , 1983 . Lathrop ,
Gordon . Holy Things : A Liturgical Theology . Minneapolis : Fortress press , 1993
. Loehe , Wilhelm . “ The Apostolic Visit to the Sick ” in The Bride of Christ , vol .

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Encyclopedia of American social historyEncyclopedia of American social history



The Education and Problems of the Pmtestant Ministry (1908). Holifield, E.
Brooks. A History of Pastoral Care in America: From Salvation to Self-Realization
(1983). . "The Penurious Preacher? Nineteenth-Century Clerical Wealth: North
and ...

Author: Mary Kupiec Cayton

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:49015002877679

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Page: 2653

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Today s ParishToday s Parish



health care , parish councils , lectors , musicians , liturgy planners , prayer groups
, and preparation for the sacraments . ... A History of Pastoral Care in America :
From Salvation to Self - Realization This unique volume is the first history of ...

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A history of the Presbyterian Church in America from its origin until the year 1760 with biogr sketches of its early ministersA history of the Presbyterian Church in America from its origin until the year 1760 with biogr sketches of its early ministers



... chiefly in connection with his devotion to history ; and to incorporate into this
sketch , on other points , the views and opinions of brethren who were more
intimately acquainted with ... which was at that time under the pastoral care of the
Rev .

Author: Richard Webster

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ISBN: OXFORD:600097043

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Page: 720

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