From the Publisher
Reconciling tradition with practice, this monumental resource fully integrates principles of pastoral care, leadership, and theology to restore to ministers a clearly defined pastoral identity.
About the Author
Thomas C. Oden is the Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology and Ethics at Drew University and the author of more than twenty widely read books, including Pastoral Theology, Agenda for Theology, and Kerygma and Counseling. He is also the general editor of the pioneering series The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture.