Christians and the Art of Caring

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1988 - Religion - 118 pages

William V. Arnold and Margaret Anne Fohl describe Christian caring as a unique form of helping that finds special expression in the church. Daily, Christians have opportunities to extend care, whether it is to a bereaved colleague or a sick friend. In simple, clear language, the authors describe how important it is that everyday women and men share in the ministry of caring and illustrate that this ministry involves skills that can be learned.

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Contents

A Case for Caring
7
Developing Your Skills of Evaluation
15
Getting Started
27
Nurturing the Relationship
41
Selfknowledge and Responding to Loss
60
Warning Signals and Referral
77
Sharing in Everyday Life
96
Strength for Caring
109
Using This Book in Caring Groups
115
Further Reading
117
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William V. Arnold is the former Marthina DeFriece Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. He is author of Introduction to Pastoral Care and coauthor of When You Are Alone and Christians and the Art of Caring.

Margaret Anne Fohl is Associate Pastor Emerita of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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