Real presence and the cure of souls: worship and sacraments as the foundation of Christian care
Joan Hockaday Watson
The focus of this doctoral project was the foundational and formative roles of worship and sacraments in the caring ministry of the church. This ministry seeks to engage both care giver and care receiver with Christ whose redeeming presence brings wholeness and wellness. It is a case study involving seven Stephen Ministry leaders. The project explored the understanding of pastoral care as "cure of souls" and the engagement of intentional presence in that cure, Christ's presence and human presence. It explored the nature and efficacy of worship, sacraments, and Christian disciplines in this ministry and found it to be significant.
Degree Granting Institution
Martha L Moore-Keish
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