The Journal of Pastoral Theology

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Vol 23, No 2 (2013)

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Table of Contents


Editorial Editorial
  0.1 - 0.3


Empire, Systemic Violence, and the Refusal to Mourn: A Pastoral Political Perspective LaMothe
Ryan LaMothe 1.2 - 1.26
'Let Them Be Like the Snail that Dissolves into Slime': Pastoral and Theological Perspectives on Divine and Human Violence in the Bible Hopkins & Koppel
Denise Dombkowski Hopkins, Michael Koppel 2.1 - 2.18
Dishonor: Race, Sex and Power in Jim Jones' Peoples Temple Griffin
Horace Leedolphus Griffin 3.1 - 3.15
Spirituality and Hope in Pastoral Care Furniss
George M Furniss 4.1 - 4.17
Hope and God as Good-Enough Mother: The Development of Hope in Job Acolatse
Esther Acolatse 5.1 - 5.22

Book and Movie Reviews

Review: Braided Selves by Pamela Cooper-White Kelcourse
Felicity Brock Kelcourse 6.1 - 6.5
Review: Self, Culture, and Others in Womanist Practical Theology by Phillis Sheppard Rector
Lallene J Rector 7.1 - 7.4
Review: Empowering Couples by Duane Bidwell Neuger
Christie Neuger 8.1 - 8.3
Review: Misunderstanding Stories: Toward a Postcolonial Pastoral Theology by Melinda A. McGarrah Sharp Greider
Kathleen J Greider 9.1 - 9.5
Review: Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine by Wendy Cadge Beachy
Jamie Beachy 10.4 - 10.5
Review: Soul Repair by Rita Nakashima Brock & Gabriella Lettini Koppel
Michael Koppel 11.1 - 11.4
Review: Kierkegaard's Pastoral Dialogues by George Pattison & Helle Møller Jensen (Eds.) Lootens
Dominiek Lootens 12.1 - 12.7

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