Agency, Culture, and Human Personhood: Pastoral Thelogy and Intimate Partner Violence - eBook
Agency, Culture, and Human Personhood: Pastoral Thelogy and Intimate Partner Violence - eBook  -     By: Jeanne M. Hoeft
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Title: Agency, Culture, and Human Personhood: Pastoral Thelogy and Intimate Partner Violence - eBook
By: Jeanne M. Hoeft
Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Pickwick Publications
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9781630878269
ISBN-13: 9781630878269
Series: Princeton Theological Monograph
Stock No: WW111352EB

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Agency, Culture and Human Personhood" uses feminist theories, process and liberation theologies, psychodynamics and the problem of intimate partner violence to develop a pastoral theology of human agency. The turn to cultural context for understanding what makes human beings who they are and do the things they do, raises significant questions about human agency. To what extent is agency, the human capacity to act, self-determined, and to what extent is it determined by external factors? If we conceive of persons with too little agency we negate the possibility for change but too much agency negates the necessity for resistance movements. Hoeft argues that agency arises ambiguously from and is constituted of culture. She suggests that such a conception of agency enables the church to foster in victims, perpetrators, and congregations more resistance to violence and proposes practices of ministry that can do just that. The book will challenge deeply ingrained notions of personal responsibility and one's capacity to choose change, yet offers concrete proposals for a creating a less violent world.

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Jeanne Hoeft is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. She is a United Methodist clergywoman, former parish pastor, and has worked in the area of domestic violence for almost 20 years.

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