The Journal of Pastoral Theology

This is the official journal of the Society for Pastoral Theology. Established in 1990, it publishes twice each year in "Summer" and "Winter" issues. Acceptance of articles for publication is guided by the journal's statement of focus and scope, which can be found on this website under the "About" tab.

Articles submitted for review at this time will be considered for Volume 25, No. 2 (August, 2015) issue. All new submissions for Volume 25 should be directed as queries to the publications editor, Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed ( Instructions will be provided for submitting new material at Maney Publishing, the new host for The Journal of Pastoral Theology, beginning in 2015.

The current issue, Volume 24, No. 2 (January, 2014) published below, will feature proceedings from the Society's annual meeting, "Pastoral Theological Engagements with Positive Psychology," which took place in June, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Vol 24, No 2 (2014)

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Table of Contents


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Karen Scheib
Matthias Beier
Fulgence Nyengele
Carolyn Jane Bohler

Book and Movie Reviews

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Public Theology in a Post-Secular Age by Elaine Graham
Nancy J Ramsay
Opening the Field of Practical Theology: An Introduction Edited by Kathleen A. Cahalan and Gordon S. Mikoski
Brita Gill-Austern
The Power of Neuroplasticity for Pastoral and Spiritual Care by Kirk Bingaman
William D. Roozeboom
The End of Hope – The Beginning: Narratives of Hope in the Face of Death and Trauma by Pamela R. McCarroll
Herbert Anderson