Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry [PDF]Thomas C. Oden, Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry. Now almost thirty years old, this is a classic pastoral theology. Like most of this genre, it attempts to provide some sort of unifying, centered vision of ministry over against the overly pragmatic and culturally driven models. This is not, however, simply a historical survey.
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It is easier to introduce a non-Christian to Jesus through one of the Gospels or demonstrate biblical application through the epistles but what about the narratives in Judges or the tedious. Oden's books is comprehensive and impressive. A padtoral primer and reference for me as I begin my first pastorate? This is admittedly one of those books which I would normally never pick up .
This is an aspect of pastoral ministry that I feel is neglected in much of evangelicalism. Average rating 3. Pastoral Theology provides the foundational knowledge of the pastoral office requisite to the practice of ministry. Part Four considers whether God can actually be studied and how His self-revelation plays an epistemological part in knowing Him.