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Personhood and Presence: Self as a Resource for Spiritual and Pastoral Care
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Personhood and Presence: Self as a Resource for Spiritual and Pastoral Care

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T&T Clark 2012

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$17.99

Overview

The purpose of this book is to enhance the quality of spiritual and pastoral care offered by ministers by fostering a reflexive caring relationship—the greatest asset for pastoral care. Offering oneself to other people in order to provide companionship along the road of life is an act which is both challenging and yet potentially life-enhancing.

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Key Features

  • Seeks to enhance the quality of spiritual and pastoral care offered by ministers
  • Discusses a reflexive caring relationship for pastoral care
  • Examines the challenges and potential life-enhancements that come with companionship

Contents

  • The Beloved Self
  • Waiting Self
  • Sexual Self
  • Relational Self
  • Vulnerable Self
  • Limited Self
  • Mortal Self
  • Powerful Self
  • Meaningful Self

Praise for the Print Edition

It is a very long time since I have read a work of pastoral theology as rich, perceptive, and elegantly expressed as Personhood and Presence. Ewan Kelly is absolutely right on all three counts. The self is the best gift the caregiver has to offer. Acute self-awareness is needed to fully offer the gift. Such reflexivity is a moral imperative. This book has the power to inform and transform the reader's pastoral practice at the deepest level . . .

—Neil Pembroke, associate professor in practical theology at the University of Queensland, Australia

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About Ewan Kelly

Ewan Kelly initially studied medicine and worked as a junior doctor before completing a theology degree and becoming ordained as a Church of Scotland minister. He currently works as program director for Healthcare Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, NHS Education for Scotland, and as a part-time senior lecturer in pastoral theology at the University of Edinburgh.