"From the Publisher:" Honors the work of Charles Gerkin by exploring and critiquing current models and methods of pastoral care and counseling.
This volume honors the life work of Charles V. Gerkin, Franklin N. Parker Professor of Pastoral Theology, Emeritus, at Candler School of Theology. Eighteen scholars attempt to determine to what extent current models of care and counseling are adequate for meeting the pastoral needs of society. The contributors address such issues as abortion; child abuse; racism; and conflicts between the sexes, generations, economic classes, ethnic groups, races, and religious and moral cultures.
2001 PAMELA COUTURE is Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, New York. She is an ordained United Methodist minister, and a former director of Candler School of Theology's program for Women in Theology & Ministry, and former director of the Faculty Resource Center of the Association of Theological Schools. Her work played a central role in the Lilly Foundation's Family, Religion & Culture project. She has also presented on the issues of children and poverty before nine United Methodist annual conferences.