Handbook of Spirituality for Ministers


Here is a practical book for persons involved in or considering entering the field of ministry. It covers an array of topics relevant to professionals' daily work in pastoral care.
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Here is a practical book for persons involved in or considering entering the field of ministry. It covers an array of topics relevant to professionals' daily work in pastoral care.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809135219
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Pages: 587
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Teaching Others To Pray 9
2 Players and Coaches 18
3 A Brief Reflection on Prayer 38
4 Spiritual Guidance in Today's World 43
5 Basics in Spiritual Direction 56
6 Dancing in the Dark: Women's Spirituality and Ministry 77
7 Spiritual Direction with Women 96
8 Teresa of Jesus: Model and Mentor for Ministry 115
9 Rahnerian Spirituality: Implications for Ministry 129
10 Spiritual Direction: Guidelines from Some Poets 141
11 Meditative Writing 153
12 Ministering in a Globalizing World: The Challenge of a Cross-Cultural Spirituality 174
13 Spirituality and Preaching 191
14 Each Mortal Thing Does One Thing and the Same - Selves: An Approach to Christian Discernment 207
15 A Hidden Self Grown Strong 228
16 The Stress of Spiritual Ministry: Practical Suggestions on Avoiding Unnecessary Distress 249
17 Rediscovering God in the Midst of Our Work 259
18 Ministering in the Present Moment 274
19 The Closest Divine Person: A Theology of the Holy Spirit 291
20 Theological Reflection: Unfolding the Mystery 308
21 Ministry in the New Testament 330
22 Listening for Grace: Self Psychology and Spiritual Direction 347
23 Spirituality and Social Justice: A Guide for Ministry 365
24 The Relationship Among Authority, Leadership, and Spirituality in Ministry 381
25 A Spirituality for Collaborative Ministry 391
26 Spirituality, Sexuality, Intimacy, and Ministry 407
27 "And God Saw It Was Good": Spirituality for an Ecological Age 421
28 Spiritual Care of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS 447
29 From Guilt to Gratitude: Spiritual Ministry with Persons Who Are Poor and Homeless 469
30 Adolescent Spirituality and Ministry 483
31 Spirituality and Ministry to the Chronologically-Gifted 500
32 Spirituality in the Ministry to Hispanics 513
33 Telling Our Story: Ministry to the African-American Spirit 521
34 Spiritual Leadership: A Matrix for Ministerial Education 531
35 Marital Development: Psychological and Spiritual Dimensions 545
About the Editor 569
About the Contributors 569
Indexes 575
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