About the Author
John Patton is the Emeritus Professor of Pastoral Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia and a retired United Methodist minister. He is the author of many books, including Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide
, Is Human Forgiveness Possible?
and Pastoral Care in Context: An Introduction to Pastoral Care
. Dr. Patton is also an associate editor of Abingdon's Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling
. He is a pastoral counselor and marriage and family therapist at Samaritan Counseling Center of Atlanta.