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PTH 1700: Theology & Pastoral Care


In this course we will review and analyze some of the best selections from the recent literature on Theology and Pastoral Care. This course will introduce you to practical theology. ‘It Critically explores the way in which the spiritual dimensions of pastoral care have entered into constructive dialogue with other disciplines and ways of thinking, including psychiatry, psychology, counseling, intercultural studies, educational methodology, narrative theory and political studies” (James Newton Poling)

Textbook:Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care: Practical Theology in a Multidisciplinary Context. Edited by David Willows and John Swinton, Foreword by Don Browning, Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2000: ISBN # 1-85302-892-4.