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The Poet's Gift: Toward the Renewal of Pastoral Care

Westminster John Knox Press / 1993 / Paperback

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Donald Capps draws upon the poetry of William Stafford and Denise Levertov to show how poetry can benefit the field of pastoral care. He argues the poetry focuses on the immediate experience and attends to lift itself, whereas theology and ethics focus more on abstract discourse, seeking to achieve a more panoramic view of life.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1993
ISBN: 0664254039
ISBN-13: 9780664254032
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Donald Capps draws upon the poetry of William Stafford and Denise Levertov to show how poetry can benefit the field of pastoral care. He argues that poetry focuses on the immediate experience and attends to life itself, whereas theology and ethics focus more on abstract discourse, seeking to achieve a more panoramic view of life.

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Donald Capps is William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of more than two dozen books in pastoral theology, including The Poet's Gift and The Child's Song.

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