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Patton, Pastoral Care

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John Patton, Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide Abingdon, 2005.

Referenced in: Pastoral Care

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From the Publisher

The essentials of pastoral care involve the pastor’s distinctive task of caring for those who are estranged—the lost sheep. Taken from the biblical image of the shepherd, the pastor by virtue of his or her professional calling cultivates wise judgment in order to hear the hurting and offer guidance, reconciliation, healing, sustaining presence, and empowerment to those in need. This book will outline the quintessential elements pastors need to wisely minister in today’s context by discussing four major kinds of lostness: grief, illness, abuse, and family challenges.

About the Author

John Patton is the Emeritus Professor of Pastoral Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.


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