Reconstructing Pastoral Theology

Overview

In Pastoral Care in the Classical Tradition, Andrew Purves argued that pastoral care and theology has long ignored Scripture and Christian doctrine, and pastoral practice has become secularized in both method and goal, the fiefdom of psychology and the social sciences. He builds further on this idea here, presenting a christological basis for ministry and pastoral theology.

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Overview

In Pastoral Care in the Classical Tradition, Andrew Purves argued that pastoral care and theology has long ignored Scripture and Christian doctrine, and pastoral practice has become secularized in both method and goal, the fiefdom of psychology and the social sciences. He builds further on this idea here, presenting a christological basis for ministry and pastoral theology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664227333
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 1,294,739
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Andrew Purves is Professor of Reformed Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : building a new foundation
Pt. 1 Jesus Christ : the mission of God 1
1 Doctrine and pastoral care 3
2 The ministry of God 22
3 Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession 43
4 Union with Christ 78
5 The heavenly priesthood of Christ 105
6 Eschatology and ministry 127
Pt. 2 Ministry in union with Christ 151
7 The ministry of the word of God 155
8 The ministry of the grace of God 175
9 The ministry of the presence of God 193
10 The ministry of the reign of God 214
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