Facilitating theological reflection: influences on pastoral identity and pastoral practice of lay pastoral caregiversShow full item record
|Title||Facilitating theological reflection: influences on pastoral identity and pastoral practice of lay pastoral caregivers|
|Author||Thompson, Robert Wildan|
|Degree||Doctor of Ministry|
|Abstract||This project explores how lay pastoral caregivers' experience in theological reflection might contribute to both their pastoral identities and their caregiving practices. The paper discusses the importance of theological reflection for pastoral formation and sketches an Anglican theology of lay ministry and lay pastoral care. The field of adult learning provides lenses for understanding pastoral formation. Implicit theological reflection on personal experiences occurred before the project began, influencing pastoral identity. Explicit theological reflection during the project evokes individualized influences on pastoral identity in some of the participants. Clebsch and Jaekle's four classic functions of pastoral care illuminate participants' pastoral practices. Theological reflection influences pastoral practice in terms of planning for changes. Projects like this one can be replicated or conducted differently and show value for clergy and laity in parishes and wider social contexts|
|Department||Brite Divinity School|
|Advisor||Marshall, Joretta L.|
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