Classical Pastoral Care

Classical Pastoral Care

by Thomas C. Oden


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This four-volume set provides a topical arrangement of passages from classic Christian writings offering guidance on all major topics of pastoral theology. Writings from more than two hundred notable Christian authors—from Abelard and Ambrose to Isaac Watts and Zwingli—are arranged in thirty topical sections. Volumes are available individually in addition to the four-volume set.

Volume one, Becoming a Minister, is concerned with the person and self-understanding of the pastoral caregiver. Volume two, Ministry through Word and Sacrament, guides pastors in caring for other's health, their own health, and the life of the soul. Volume three, Pastoral Counsel, brings new perspective to the counseling ministry as pastors seek to help those who are hurting. Volume four, Crisis Ministries, addresses crucial situations in which pastors are often called to respond to urgent and specific challenges as they comfort those who suffer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801067624
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Pages: 4
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.53(d)

About the Author

Thomas C. Oden (1931-2016; PhD, Yale University) was Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology and Ethics Emeritus at Drew University. He authored or edited many books, including After Modernity—What? and Classical Pastoral Care. Oden also served as an executive editor of Christianity Today, as chairman of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, and as general editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture.

Table of Contents

1. Intercession
2. Childhood
3. Prayer
4. Youth
5. Toward Adulthood
6. Under Temptation
7. Social Relations
8. Love
9. Marriage
10. Family and Relatives
11. My Neighbors/Refugees
12. Life's Crises
13. God's Grace
14. Work and Business
15. Success and Prosperity
16. Charity
17. Life in the Faith
18. Corruption
19. Judgment
20. Hope
21. Retirement
22. Assurance of Salvation
23. The Last Days
24. Heaven
25. Eternity

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