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Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Reading [Paperback]

By Robert C. Dykstra (Editor)
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"Robert Dykstra's reading of the pastoral theological tradition is masterful. This book is at once a history of the field, woven together around living illustrations of key moments and metaphors, and a fresh conceptualization. Its three-part grouping of classical, paradoxical, and contemporary/contextual 'images of care,' its well-chosen and carefully edited excerpts of each image, and its wisely crafted introductory remarks make this a real gold mine. Seldom does one find a book that is so useful both for ministers desiring a basic introduction to pastoral care and doctoral students seeking a sophisticated understanding of the field. We are indebted to Dykstra for this multifaceted contribution."

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This book is an edited volume of works that have predominated over the past several decades in contemporary pastoral theology. Through the writings of nineteen leading voices in the history of pastoral care, Dykstra shows how each contributor developed a metaphor for understanding pastoral care. Such metaphors include the solicitous shepherd, the wounded healer, the intimate stranger, the midwife, and other tangible images. Through these works, the reader gains a sense of the varied identities of pastoral care professionals, their struggles for recognition in this often controversial field, and insight into the history of the disciple. Includes readings by: Anton T. Boisen, Alastair V. Campbell, Donald Capps, James E. Dittes, Robert C. Dykstra, Heije Faber, Charles V. Gerkin, Brita L. Gill-Austern, Karen R. Hanson, Seward Hiltner, Margaret Zipse Kornfeld, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Jeanne Stevenson Moessner, Henri J. M. Nouwen, Gaylord Noyce, Paul W. Pruyser, Edward P. Wimberly.

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Studio: Christian Board of Publication
Pages   248
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2005
Publisher   Christian Board of Publication
ISBN  0827216246  
ISBN13  9780827216242  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Robert C. Dykstra is associate professor of pastoral theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and author of Discovering a Sermon: Personal Pastoral Preaching from Chalice Press.

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If you picture it you can do it.  Jan 9, 2007
My son plays better soccer after he watches a professional. If he sees what another player can do, he sees possibilities and begins to work on making those moves his own. This book will do something similar for the pastoral caregiver. After reading this collection of essays, the pastoral caregiver has a myriad of images to consider when looking for a role model for pastoral care. This is a must have for the pastor and chaplain who spends most of his or her energy and time in the cure of souls.
pastoral care in the picture  Nov 9, 2006
Dykstra gives a nicely written overview of the development of pastoral care: the relation and tensions between theological language and psychological language. His survey starts with Boisen and his concept of 'the living human document' and then he leads us through the development of the different schools of pastoral care as they have become manifest in their leading metaphors or images of pastoral care. I miss in his book somewhat the European Barthian kerygmatic view, presumably because it is quite contrary to the the development of American pastoral care, which is more closely connected it seems to a clinical setting and the pragmatic and psychologi(zising) way of looking, than in Europe, although the kerugmatic approach in Europe nowadays hardly exists anymore,at least in circles where pastoral care is professionalized. It would be interesting though to read once more E. Thurneysen and his followers to see if there might be something to discover, that can help us with the regaining of the theological 'proprium' in our pastoral care instead of getting more and more sucked into the psychological dimension. I missed in the book also the very important contribution of Ivan Boszormenyi Nagy, the contextual approach: the primate of the ethical dimension in human relations. The models of pastoral care that pointed to the social dimensions and political as a correction of onesided psychological ways of looking and interpreting were brought in by Dykstra but would have deserved more end deeper exploration. All in all it is a good and informative book.

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