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In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach…

In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling

by Emmanuel Y. Lartey

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The meaning of pastoral care in modern multicultural societies is challenged and re-examined from a pluralistic, global perspective in this book. Emmanuel Lartey stresses the importance of recognizing different cultural influences on individuals in order to effectively counsel, guide and empower them. He provides a clear and concise history of pastoral care and considers its relationship to different models of counseling and spirituality.This new edition has been updated to reflect postmodern and postcolonial studies and provides illustrations of how an intercultural approach can work in practice. Theological teachers and students will welcome its return as an indispensable introduction to the field of pastoral care. In Living Color is an essential source of inspiration to leaders from any religious stream who wish to provide pastoral care in a way that reflects their community's cultural diversity. This book is also a useful resource for practitioners in a wider range of caring contexts who work in multicultural environments.… (more)



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Part I: History, Theory and Practice

1. Introduction to Pastoral Care 21

2. Historical Developments in Pastoral Care 42

3. Models of Pastoral Care 55

4. Pastoral Care: Functions and Resources 60

Part II: Private Care and Public Struggle

5. Counseling as Pastoral Care and Pastoral Counseling
Background on Counseling in the West, Psych "feasible alternative to religion", "Skilled, principled use of Relationship"
Lartey's four models:
1 Insight oriented - Freud pioneer, Unconsc
2 Behavioristic - Skinner, learned reinforced INSUR
3 Relationship oriented - assumes being has;
Human potential - Maslow "self-Actualized"
Radical/ Systemic - personal growth + soc change
4 TransPersonal - spiritual central/crucial
1- Frankl
2- Jung
3- R Sakioli
Lartey 102-, 108-109 critique ack Dryden critique "therapy is ethnocentric"

4 areas of critique of Pastoral care:
Psychological Reductionist
Socio Political Advocacy
Theological Weakness
Individualism 81

6. Liberation as Pastoral Praxis 113
Concrete Experience
Engagement - starting with poor / suffer /
Social Analysis
Systemic oppression - enhance perception
Major contrib - tools + methods, serious
Internalization (aggrav. Trauma)
Hermeneutical Analysis
Use of Scripture - how readers use
Pastoral Prax of Liberation - transformation
Rate of change
Lartey claims both drastic and slower

Faith tradition
Interrogate the situation
Larteys "Cycle of Social Therapy" contrib Fig 6.2 p. 134 - visualization of concept of S.Ther.
-- recognition "self-aware" fdtnl
--identification - parties, issues
--befriending - knowing/being known; caution perspective to not dominate in befriending perpetuates
--groups, acting together, symbol, pol, soc.
See the strength? Impact on society.

6. Spirituality in Pastoral Care 140
Dimensions - range - helpful as we journey with
1 relations with transcendence
2 personal relatn with self
3 interpersonal
4 corporate notion of spirituality
5 spatial dimension - relation with nature, things
S is the "integrating center"
Thayer - how we experience ourselves relating with "ultimate meaning"
Pastoral care - assist journey

7. Case Studies in Intercultural Pastoral Care 153

Diversity must be source of harmony
Single not goal
Intercult based on idea that everybody is like some others 4
affirmations to guide into future:
1 - collective seeing judging acting
2 - undergo kenosis - free to engage pluralism; no longer only Xtn
3 - incarnational - affirms God's presence in the world
4 - contextual, comes out/in context

9. Approaches to Pastoral Care in Pluralistic Settings 163
Passionate concern is the exchange of care across religious and cultural
boundaries such as Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and African Traditional Religions. Assuming God’s care for all people, he asks Christians to define care in such a way that all people are included in the ethics of care. He has been criticized for de-emphasizing the Christo- centric focus of Christian faith in favor of cultural and religious relativism. Such a criticism is far from the truth because he is asking a profound ques- tion – What kind of care emerges from belief in Jesus Christ? His answer is that such care must be universal, as wide as God’s care for the created world. Anything less cannot be faithful to the vision of care we know in Jesus Christ.
This opens the door for dialogue with practitioners of Judaism, Islam and African Traditional Religions (ATR) who do not find their identity in Jesus Christ. ( )
  keylawk | Feb 27, 2017 |
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