Helping the Good Shepherd: Pastoral Counselors in a Psychotherapeutic Culture, 1925-1975

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This history of Protestant pastoral counseling in America examines the role of pastoral counselors in the construction and articulation of a liberal moral sensibility. Analyzing the relationship between religion and science in the twentieth century, Susan E. Myers-Shirk locates this sensibility in the counselors' intellectual engagement with the psychological sciences. Informed by the principles of psychology and psychoanalysis, pastoral counselors sought a middle ground between science and Christianity in advising ...

Helping the Good Shepherd: Pastoral Counselors in a Psychotherapeutic Culture, 1925-1975 2009, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801890475

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