Listening For The Soul

Listening For The Soul

by Jean Stairs, Marjorie Jean Stairs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800632397

ISBN-13: 9780800632397

Pub. Date: 08/01/2000

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

This book explores the relationship between the practices of pastoral care and the practices of spiritual direction with the aim of enabling pastoral caregivers to draw upon the guiding principles, resources and techniques of spiritual direction within the Christian tradition. With an emphasis on both "practice" and "presence," the book reclaims the tradition of "soul…  See more details below

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This book explores the relationship between the practices of pastoral care and the practices of spiritual direction with the aim of enabling pastoral caregivers to draw upon the guiding principles, resources and techniques of spiritual direction within the Christian tradition. With an emphasis on both "practice" and "presence," the book reclaims the tradition of "soul care" for the pastoral ministry, thereby complementing the medical, or crisis intervention, model of pastoral care with a wellness/growth model of pastoral care.

Listening for the Soul:
Challenges clergy to take seriously the relationship between pastoral care and spiritual direction.
Integrates theological and psychological insights with issues of spiritual life and formation.
Includes a chapter on the spiritual formation of children.
Provides practical guidance for integrating spiritual direction with pastoral care.
Tends to the pastoral caregivers own needs for spiritual deepening Includes reflection questions and case studies to enable the text to function on both the individual reader and classroom levels.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800632397
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Listening for the Soul Again1
1Soul Inquiry: Evocative Listening for the Soul15
2Contemplative Living: A Preventative and Restorative Approach37
3The Soul's Rhythm: Death and Resurrection73
4Credible Caregivers: Sustaining Spiritual Practices107
5Soul Companions: Listening for the Soul in Daily Life and Work135
6Children's Spirituality: Listening for the Soul of the Child155
7Toward Complementarity: Pastoral Care and Spiritual Direction187
Epilogue: Signs of Soulful Pastoral Care197
AppA Case Study: Listening for the Soul199
Notes203

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