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"Adds a much-needed dimension to the field of pastoral care. . . . A fascinating introduction tracing the concept of 'pastor' through history."
-The Living Church
"In evaluating the work of a pastor today there has been an imbalance caused by a neglect of the tradition of the church. This is corrected by the present work, which is a most interesting collection of extracts from the patristic period bearing on the work and spirituality of the Christian minister."
-Theological Book Review
Philip Culbertson is Adjunct Lecturer in Theology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy at College of the Desert in Palm Springs, California. He is an ordained Episcopal priest and has divided his career between university teaching and pastoral ministry in parishes.
Arthur Shippee teaches Religious Studies at Queens College, C.U.N.Y., and Eugene Lang College, New York. Also a Presbyterian pastor, he is active in the Presbytery of Southern New England.