The Journal of Pastoral Theology

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Vol 24, No 2 (2014)

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Table of Contents


Editorial Editorial
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All Shall Be Well: Flourishing and Well-Being in Positive Psychology and Feminist Narrative Pastoral Theology Scheib Article
Karen Scheib 2.1-2.17
"Always Look at the Bright Side of Life?": “Positive” Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Pastoral Theology Beier Article
Matthias Beier 3.1-3.35
Cultivating Ubuntu: An African Postcolonial Pastoral Theological Engagement with Positive Psychology Nyengele Article
Fulgence Nyengele 4.1-4.35
The Birth, Life and (Potential) Retirement of a Living God Bohler Article
Carolyn Jane Bohler 5.1-5.10

Book and Movie Reviews

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Public Theology in a Post-Secular Age by Elaine Graham Ramsay Review
Nancy J Ramsay 6.1-6.5
Opening the Field of Practical Theology: An Introduction Edited by Kathleen A. Cahalan and Gordon S. Mikoski Gill-Austern Review
Brita Gill-Austern 7.1-7.6
The Power of Neuroplasticity for Pastoral and Spiritual Care by Kirk Bingaman Roozeboom Review
William D. Roozeboom 8.1-8.5
The End of Hope – The Beginning: Narratives of Hope in the Face of Death and Trauma by Pamela R. McCarroll Anderson Review
Herbert Anderson 9.1-9.3

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