Item description for Faith Development and Pastoral Care (Theology and Pastoral Care) by James W. Fowler & And Don S. Browning...
Overview James Fowler's work as the originator of faith development research - his use of the theories of Jean Piaget and Erik Erikson for theology - has been widely acclaimed for it's profound impact on the field of religious education, and for it's promise for other fields.
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1987
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Series Theology And Pastoral Care
ISBN 0800617398 ISBN13 9780800617394
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More About James W. Fowler & And Don S. Browning
JAMES W. FOWLER is Charles Howard Candler professor of theology and human development and director of Emory University's Center for Ethics in Public Policy and the Professions.
James W. Fowler currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia. James W. Fowler was born in 1940.
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A profound statement of congregational faithfulness and calling Dec 6, 2007
I use this book as a text in a graduate class on the dynamics of Christian community at a small private Christian university. The text of this book is written in a difficult theological and philosophical style. However, the core of the book is excellent. The most profound aspect of the book for me is the theology of calling that Fowler expounds. It is the most sophisticated and thorough I have read. He then proceeds to apply his faith development theory to the life of the church and developmentally appropriate pastoral care. This book is most excellent.
A book to be studied. Feb 17, 2006
Well organized but written in a professorial style that often uses stilted language that obscures and fails to keep the reader's interest.
Read it and love the ministry again! Feb 17, 2002
I am a pastor and church planter and I have been in the ministry since 1985. I have read dozens and dozens of books on the ministry. Next to the Bible this is the best book I have ever read. This is not a theological work, though Fowler paints a beautiful picture of the importance of the church and the value of strong pastorial leadership. This is a book about the practical theology of understanding that people not only come in different shapes, sizes, and colors, but that they also come in different stages of faith. This book makes me want to be a better pastor. It reminds me that my job is to help people to discover and meet God where they are at instead of trying to conform them into a program. It lifts the burden off of my shoulders and restores my faith in the great purposes of God through Jesus Christ. Thank you Dr. Fowler.