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Injustice and the Care of Souls: Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral Care

Injustice and the Care of Souls

Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral Care

Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook (Author), Karen B. Montagno (Author)


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Pastoral care is often focused on individual problems, but much of what harms and impedes us stems from the larger social maladies at work in our lives. This unprecedented gathering of two dozen essays discusses the realities of racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, and classism prevalent within the church and society in an effort to broaden and inform pastoral caregivers with the knowledge and the skills needed to respond effectively to oppressed and marginalized persons. The volumes also help pastors to reflect on the ways their own social location has an impact on their ministries and to gain familiarity with resources available to support pastoral caregivers in a variety of contexts.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800662356
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 352
  • Publication Date April 6, 2009