2011 unit archive
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This unit provides an introduction to the principles and practice of caring and teaching in the ministry of the church. It grounds caring and teaching in Christian theology and considers the interconnection between both caring and teaching ministries. Some specific attention is given, through a field visit, to issues of caring and teaching in the face of suffering and death. Scope is given for serious engagement with some particular contemporary issues and students will be expected to explore and articulate the practice of caring or teaching ministry in a local context of their choosing.
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
Lectures, seminars, field-work praxis
* = set texts recommended for purchase
Clebsch W. A. & Jaekle C. R. Pastoral care in historical perspective. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1964.
Clinebell, H. Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counselling. London: SCM, 1984.
Gerkin, C. An introduction to pastoral care. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1997.
* Griffin, G. M. Coming to Care. Melbourne: UCA Theological Hall, 1995.
Kornfeld, M. A Guide to Care and Counselling in Faith Communities, New York: Continuum, 2000
Lester, A. D. Hope in pastoral care and counselling. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1995.
* Palmer, P. J. The Courage to Teach. San Francisco: Jossey/Bass, 1998.
Vella, J. Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: The Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults (Revised Edition), San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002