Liturgy as pastoral care: congregational worship as self-interpretive response to transition

Full Title
Liturgy as pastoral care: congregational worship as self-interpretive response to transition
Author
Thomas R Steagald
Abstract
This "reflective" dissertation explores the ways in which liturgy functions as corporate pastoral care within a changing community. Trading on the insights of narrative theology, and examining specifically the program of hermeneutical pastoral care as developed by Charles V. Gerkin as it came to be utilized in a parish setting, this dissertation models an interdisciplinary approach to pastoral leadership which involves all of the primary taks of ordained ministry. Of particular interest are the ways in which the dynamics of ego psychology can be applied generally to groups, and more specifically to the on-going narrative life of a faith community.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Charles D Hackett
Language
English
Date
1995
Number of Pages
154