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Grief: Contemporary Theory and the Practice of Ministry
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Grief: Contemporary Theory and the Practice of Ministry


Fortress Press 2010

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Using a metaphor of grief as a mosaic, Melissa Kelley presents contemporary grief theory and research, integrated with important theological, religious, and ministerial perspectives. Written in an accessible way for ministers, ministers-in-training, and all pastoral and spiritual caregivers, this book provides the most up-to-date theory and research in grief to help inform their care of others. Through exploration of critical topics including attachment to God, meaning making, and religious coping in grief, readers are brought right to the heart of a contemporary understanding of grief.

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Find more resources for the trenches of ministry in the Augsburg Fortress Pastoral Care Collection.

Key Features

  • Presents contemporary theory and research on grief
  • Integrates theological and ministerial perspectives
  • Offers ways to help others through their grief

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About Melissa M. Kelley

Melissa M. Kelley is assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She is among an elite number of professionals certified by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) and the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).