The Poet's Gift / Edition 1

The Poet's Gift / Edition 1

by Donald Capps
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664254039

ISBN-13: 9780664254032

Pub. Date: 09/16/1993

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Donald Capps draws upon the poetry of William Stafford and Denise Levertov to show how poetry can benefit the field of pastoral care. He argues that poetry focuses on the immediate experience and attends to life itself, whereas theology and ethics focus more on abstract discourse, seeking to achieve a more panoramic view of life.

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Overview

Donald Capps draws upon the poetry of William Stafford and Denise Levertov to show how poetry can benefit the field of pastoral care. He argues that poetry focuses on the immediate experience and attends to life itself, whereas theology and ethics focus more on abstract discourse, seeking to achieve a more panoramic view of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664254032
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
09/16/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
0.48(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Self We Bring to Our Vocation7
2Pastoral Conversation as Embodied Language39
3Inviting the Grieving Back to Life74
4Learning to Heed the Unheard Voices100
5Pastoral Care and the Yearning for Freedom144
Notes175
Index187

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