Classical Pastoral Care, Volume 2

Ministry through Word and Sacrament

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Classic Pastoral Care provides a topical arrangement of passages from classic Christian writings offering guidance on all major topics of pastoral theology. The four-volume set features writings from more than two hundred notable Christian authors--from Abelard and Ambrose to Isaac Watts and Zwingli--arranged in thirty topical sections.

Volume two, Ministry through Word and Sacrament, reviews the range of pastoral tasks: pastoral care through preaching and worship, pastoral care through the ministries of baptism and Eucharist, the pastor as educator of the soul, the teaching office, the office of administry (i.e., of that which moves toward ministry), and the nurturing of Christian community in mission to the world.


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  1. Thomas C. Oden

    Thomas C. Oden

    Thomas C. Oden (1931-2016; PhD, Yale University) was Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology and Ethics Emeritus at Drew University. He authored or edited many books, including After Modernity--What? and Classical Pastoral Care. Oden also served...

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