Item description for The Search for Compassion: Spirituality and Ministry by Andrew Purves...
The meaning of compassion is more than just sympathy, empathy, pity, and concern. Compassion has a theological meaning. In this book, Andrew Purves sees compassion as the center of pastoral care, holding theology, spirituality, and ministry together. He examines how a renewed compassion gives ministry shape and content which "grows out of the life of God, and God's care for the world."
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.44" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Oct 19, 1989
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664250653 ISBN13 9780664250652
Availability 131 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 24, 2016 04:48.
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More About Andrew Purves
Purves is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Spirituality, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Andrew Purves currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania. Andrew Purves was born in 1946.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Search for Compassion: Spirituality and Ministry?
a good book Feb 3, 2001
This is one of the few books available that deals with the issue of compassion from a biblical perspective. If you're involved in ministry to the hurting, this book presents some good insights into the ministry of compassion.