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Overview In this invaluable resource for pastors and seminars, James Dittes offers answers to some of a minister's most basic counseling questions: How do I guide counseling conversations yet empower those who feel helpless? How do I negotiate relationships with people who I may counsel on one day and from whom I must seek housing allowance on the next? Can I be psychologically adept while remaining theologically faithful?
In this invaluable resource for pastors and seminarians, James Dittes offers answers to some of a minister's basic counseling questions: how do I guide counseling conversations yet empower those who feel helpless? How do I negotiate relationships with people who I may counsel on one day and from whom I must seek a housing allowance on the next? Can I be psychologically adept while remaining theologically faithful? Dittes offers a wealth of insight into these and other fundamental issues.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.06" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1999
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664257380 ISBN13 9780664257385
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More About James E. Dittes
James E Dittes was Roger J. Squire Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology at Yale Divinity School and Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Yale University until his death in 2009.
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Expands the horizons of soul-ful living. Dec 6, 2000
Dittes speaks, and writes, on many levels simultaneously, and in this deceptively short book, he enables ministers, counselors, even well-meaning friends to develop greater sensitivity to the simultaneous practical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those who seek counsel. And in looking closely at the context for counseling, he offers not a how-to book but more of a broader glimpse of what counseling offers, almost a `why-to.' He invites the reader to let go of the anxieties of fix-it perspectives, instead to explore with curiosity the realms of the sacred unknown to which the journey of counseling takes both counselor and counselee. And he affirms the central loving mystery of the Spirit which grounds the counselor and guides the counselee. A joy to receive, in shorthand, some accumulated wisdom of a masterful teacher and mentor.