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

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003 - 192 pages

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.


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Emmanuel Lartey is President of the International Council on Pastoral Care and Counseling and Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Columbia Theological Seminary, Georgia, USA. He was formerly Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University, UK and has taught at Trinity Theological Seminary in his home country of Ghana.

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