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Injustice and the Care of Souls

Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral Care

Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook, Sheryl a. Kujawa-Holbrook (Editor), Karen B. Montagno (Editor)


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Pastoral care is often focused on individual problems, but much ofwhat harms and impedes us stems from the larger social maladies atwork in our lives. This unprecedented gathering of two dozen essaysdiscusses the realities of racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, and classism prevalent within the church and society in aneffort to broaden and inform pastoral caregivers with the knowledgeand the skills needed to respond effectively to oppressed andmarginalized persons. The volumes also help pastors to reflect on theways their own social location has an impact on their ministries andto gain familiarity with resources available to support pastoralcaregivers in a variety of contexts.

Augsburg Fortress Publishing, 9780800662356, 372pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2009