Injustice And The Care Of Souls

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Pastoral care is often focused on individual problems, but much of what harms and impedes us stems from the larger social maladies at work in our lives. This unprecedented gathering of two dozen essays discusses the realities of racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, and classism prevalent within the church and society in an effort to broaden and inform pastoral caregivers with the knowledge and the skills needed to respond effectively to oppressed and marginalized persons. The volumes also help pastors to reflect on the ways their own social location has an impact on their ministries and to gain familiarity with resources available to support pastoral caregivers in a variety of contexts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800662356
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 372
  • Sales rank: 485,324
  • Product dimensions: 0.77 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook Karen Brown Montagno 1

Part One Context, Community, and Pastoral Care

1 Midwives and Holy Subversives: Resisting Oppression in Attending the Birth of Wholeness Karen B. Montagno 3

2 Love and Power: Antiracist Pastoral Care Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook 13

3 Engaging Diversity and Difference: From Practices of Exclusion to Practices of Practical Solidarity Brita L. Gill-Austern 29

4 Pastoral Care with African American Women: Womanist Perspectives and Strategies Marsha I. Wiggins and Carmen Braun Williams 45

5 Pastoral Care from the Latina/o Margins Miguel A. De La Torre 59

6 Pastoral Care in the Context of North American Asian Communities Greer Anne Wenh-In Ng 73

7 Pastoral Care from a Jewish Perspective Howard Cohen 89

8 Light at the End of the Tunnel: Pastoral Care for Muslims Ahmed Nezar M. Kobeisy 103

9 Developing a Buddhist Approach to Pastoral Care: A Peacemaker's View Mikel Monnett 125

Part Two Oppression-Sensitive Pastoral Practice

10 The Tasks of Oppression-Sensitive Pastoral Caregiving and Counseling Donald M. Chinula 133

11 Never at Ease: Black, Gay, and Christian Cheryl Giles 139

12 Addiction, Power, and the Question of Powerlessness Joel Glenn Wixson 153

13 Flowers and Songs: A Liturgical Approach to Pastoral Care Eric H. F. Law 173

14 The Politics of Tears: Lamentation as Justice Making William Blaine-Wallace 183

15 Pastoral Care with Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Altagracia Perez 199

16 Ableism: The Face of Oppression as Experienced by People with Disabilities Carolyn Thompson 211

17 Pastoral Care with Transgender People Sarah Gibb Millspaugh 227

18 Problems orPartners? Senior Adults and a New Story for Pastoral Care Janet Ramsey 237

19 Pastoral Care and Gay Men: The Amazing and True Story of the Life and Death of One Good Man Christopher Medeiros 253

20 The Time of No Room: Changing Patterns in Responses to Homelessness in Britain Kenneth Leech 263

21 Loss, Death, and Dying from a Hospice Perspective Webb Brown 275

22 Making (Ritual) Sense of Our Own Lives Elaine J. Ramshaw 291

Appendix: Some Definitions 305

Contributors 309

Notes 315

Bibliography 329

Index 351

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