Pastoral Counsel deals directly with the nature of the counseling relationship, the metaphors of soul care (from medicine, guidance, and education), the elements of a therapeutic relationship, the timing of good counsel, pastoral discernment, language and silence in counsel, truth-telling and deception, admonition and discipline, care of the conscience, anticipations of modern psychotherapy by classical writers, and dynamics of the self-alienating will.
- Title: Classical Pastoral Care: Pastoral Counsel
- Author: Thomas C. Oden
- Publisher: Baker
- Publication Date: 2000
- Pages: 297
About Thomas C. Oden
Thomas C. Oden is Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at the Theological School, Drew University. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University.