Soft Shepherd or Almighty Pastor?: Power and Pastoral Care

Soft Shepherd or Almighty Pastor?: Power and Pastoral Care

by Annemie Dillen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620325315
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/24/2014
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Annemie Dillen is Associate Professor of Pastoral and Empirical Theology at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium. She is the coeditor of Prophetic Witness in World Christianities (2011) and Children's Voices: Children's Perspectives in Ethics, Theology and Religious Education (2010).

Table of Contents

Power, Church, and Pastoral Care: Beyond the Taboo -Annemie Dillen

Part 1
Fundamental Philosophical and Theological Reflections on Power and Pastoral Care
1 A Web of Power: Toward a Greater Awareness of the Complexity of Power -Machteld Reynaert
2 Power and Compassion in Pastoral Work: From the Perspective of Michel Foucault -Roger Burggraeve and Anne Vandenhoeck
3 Beyond the Almighty Pastor: On Three Forms of Power in Pastoral Care -Stefan Gärtner

Part 2
Power and Interculturality
4 Self-Affirming Prejudice and the Abuse of Pastoral Power -Carrie Doehring
5 ""When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong"": An African Christian Reflection on the Ambiguities, Paradoxes, and Challenges of Pastoral Power -Emmanuel Lartey

Part 3
Power and Sexual Abuse
6 Intimacy in Pastoral Care: Ethical Notes on the Use of Power in Pastoral Guiding -Didier Pollefeyt
7 A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Dealing Honestly with Pastoral Power -Cristina Traina

Part 4
Challenges for Theology and Pastoral Praxis
8 Empowerment in Pastoral Care for Persons with a Psychiatric Disorder: Towards Human Flourishing -Jana Binon
9 The Meaning of Informed Consent in Pastoral Counseling -Axel Liégeois


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