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READ PDF À Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Readings õ This Book Is An Edited Volume Of Works That Have Predominated Over The Past Several Decades In Contemporary Pastoral Theology Through The Writings Of Nineteen Leading Voices In The History Of Pastoral Care, Dykstra Shows How Each Contributor Developed A Metaphor For Understanding Pastoral Care Such Metaphors Include The Solicitous Shepherd, The Wounded Healer, The Intimate Stranger, The Midwife, And Other Tangible Images Through These Works, The Reader Gains A Sense Of The Varied Identities Of Pastoral Care Professionals, Their Struggles For Recognition In This Often Controversial Field, And Insight Into The History Of The Disciple Images Of Pastoral Care Includes Readings By Anton Boisen, Alastair Campbell, Donald Capps, James Dittes, Robert Dykstra, Heije Faber, Charles Gerkin, Brita Gill Austern, Karen Hanson, Seward Hiltner, Margaret Zipse Kornfeld, Bonnie Miller McLe, Jeanne Stevenson Moessner, Henri Nouwen, Gaylord Noyce, Paul Pruyser, And Edward Wimberly I found this book to be an incredible composition of a multitude of different perspectives on pastoral care It does not go very deep and to anyone particular topic but gives you a great survey of some of the great perspectives in the field of pastoral care well worth the read. For anyone interested in a serious study of the intellectual and spiritual foundation of pastoral care, this books is essential reading I did not find all of the essay compelling but reading each of them was an important part of my learning. Some interesting concepts Sometimes helpful Sometimes repetitive.