History of Pastoral Care
A history of 2000 years of thought and practice in the Christian pastoral ministry. Until comparatively late in that story the bulk of the formative thinking took place in the Middle East and in Europe and this forms the background for the developments in understanding of human nature, and the ways in which this has influenced our thinking in pastoral care. Subjects covered range from the Biblical foundations to the sects and new religious movements, from the Fathers, the monks, the Friars and the Templars to the changes at the end of the 20th century.
G. R. Evans, G. R. Evans is Lecturer in History at the University of Cambridge. She is author of Anselm and Taking About God, The Logic and Language of the Bible and the Anselm Concordance.