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Pastoral Care to Muslims: Building Bridges
     

Pastoral Care to Muslims: Building Bridges

by Neville A. Kirkwood
 

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Fulfill Christ's injunction in Matthew 25!

Pastoral Care to Muslims: Building Bridges recognizes that more and more often pastoral care workers are encountering Muslims in hospitals. This is the guidebook you need to provide the spiritual support these patients are able to accept--support that doesn't conflict with their religious affiliations.

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Fulfill Christ's injunction in Matthew 25!

Pastoral Care to Muslims: Building Bridges recognizes that more and more often pastoral care workers are encountering Muslims in hospitals. This is the guidebook you need to provide the spiritual support these patients are able to accept--support that doesn't conflict with their religious affiliations.

The first section of Pastoral Care to Muslims provides an outline of the major beliefs of Islam, chiefly those that relate to illness and dying. The Koran is freely quoted to support these beliefs and practices. The second section of the book delivers a set of guidelines for the practice of pastoral care to hospitalized Muslims. These guidelines have been field tested with positive results. The book's two appendixes supply you with samples of the kinds of prayers that are acceptable to Muslims.

In this valuable book you'll find:

  • background information about the Muslim faith
  • quotations from the Koran that you can use in your practice
  • what you need to understand about the Muslim view of sickness, death, and dying
Plus explanations of terms and concepts found in Islam, including:
  • the Islamic Creed
  • Tawhid (the concept of the unity of God)
  • Gehenna (Hell)
  • the Five Pillars of Islam
Pastoral Care to Muslims: Building Bridges will help you do just that: build bridges between Christians and Muslims. It will supply you with material you can use to minister to Muslims without the fear of offending them and give you the confidence you need to deliver effective pastoral care to this growing segment of the population.

Editorial Reviews

Bruce David Rumbold
Brings interfaith dialogue into the everyday practice of christian ministry. Importantly,the material is arranged thematically to allow practitioners to link it with Christian pastoral theological writing on the one hand and with issues that emerge in interfaith pastoral conversations on the other. Kirkwood is always respectful,never unclear in his treatment of Islamic belief and practice. Of value in programs teaching intercultural approaches to pastoral care and to those involved in offering pastoral care in hospitals. A solid basis for pastoral practice.
Booknews
Kirkwood is a Christian author, lecturer, and preacher who has served in cross-cultural missions in India for 17 years, and as a hospital chaplain for 18. Following an overview of the major beliefs of Islam, particularly those related to illness and dying, Kirkwood suggests guidelines for providing spiritual support to hospitalized Muslims which will not conflict with their religious beliefs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136397271
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
File size:
1 MB

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Bruce David Rumbold
BRINGS INTERFAITH DIALOGUE INTO THE EVERYDAY PRACTICE OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY. Importantly, the material is arranged thematically to allow practitioners to link it with Christian pastoral theological writing on the one hand and with issues that emerge in interfaith pastoral conversations on the other. Kirkwood is ALWAYS RESPECTFUL, NEVER UNCLEAR in his treatment of Islamic belief and practice. OF VALUE IN PROGRAMS TEACHING INTERCULTURAL APPROACHES TO PASTORAL CARE and to those involved in offering pastoral care in hospitals. A solid basis for pastoral practice.(Bruce David Rumbold, PhD, Professor of Pastoral Studies, Whitley College, University of Melbourne, Australia; Senior Lecturer, Palliative Care Unit, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia)

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