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LC (Pastoral Care)



Aldredge-Clanton, Jann. Counseling People with Cancer. Westminster John Knox Press, 1998.

Addresses the theological, psychological, and practical aspects of a cancer diagnosis, and pastoral resources a caregiver may offer.



Fowler, Gene. The Ministry of Lament: Caring for the Bereaved. Chalice Press, 2010.

From an orientation that pastoral care in times of loss is a “ministry of lament,” seeks to help enable mourners to cry out to God in trust.



Held, Virginia. The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global. Oxford University Press, 2006.

Explores the intersection of caring practices and social justice, rights, and responsibilities, in a global context.



Lartey, Emmanuel Y. In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003.

After providing a history of pastoral care and a survey of theories of pastoral care, Lartey examines the practice in intercultural and pluralistic contexts, with case-studies.



Osiek, Carolyn, and David L. Balch. Families in the New Testament World: Households and House Churches. Westminster John Knox Press, 1997.

Explores the dynamics and realities of family life in the world of the New Testament.



Pembroke, Neil. Pastoral Care in Worship: Liturgy and Psychology in Dialogue. T. & T. Clark, 2010.

Addresses the pastoral-care dynamics of four movements in worship: reconciliation, lament, hope, and communion.



Perdue, Leo G. Families in Ancient Israel. Westminster John Knox Press, 1997.

Explores the dynamics and realities of family life in the world of the First Testament.



Schmitz, Eileen. Staying in Bounds: Straight Talk on Boundaries for Effective Ministry. Chalice Press, 2010.

Outlines the nature and purpose of boundaries within various ministry settings.



Weaver, Andrew J., and Harold George Koenig. Pastoral Care of Alcohol Abusers. Fortress, 2009.

A brief, basic introduction, designed to help clergy and other helping professionals recognize and address alcohol problems within their congregations.





Classics in the History of Psychology

Online collection of full-text resources.  Searchable by author and topic.



Death and Dying

A list of online books and articles related to religious perspectives on death, dying, and bereavement.  Includes links to articles and brief summaries.



Encyclopedia of Psychology

Collection of topically-organized links to online resources, publications, and other resources.



Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling

Covers various issues related to ministry of pastoral care.  Searchable by subject, author, or title, or the entire run of issues can be browsed.

Available through EBSCO ATLA database.


Psychology of Religion Pages

A listing of resources in the areas concerning psychological aspects of religious belief and behavior.



Spirituality & Health - Teaching and Learning

Collection of online articles treating various aspects of spirituality and physical, emotional, and mental health.



Theology of Disability - Teaching and Learning

Collection of online articles treating this topic.



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