Classical Pastoral Care: Pastoral Counsel (Vol. 3 Classical Pastoral Care Series)

Thomas C. Oden
Volume three, 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.

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