Soul Pain: Priests reflect on personal experiences of serious and terminal illness  -     Edited By: Jennifer Tann
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Soul Pain: Priests reflect on personal experiences of serious and terminal illness

Edited By: Jennifer Tann
Canterbury Press / 2013 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Canterbury Press
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.30 (inches)
ISBN: 1848252773
ISBN-13: 9781848252776

Publisher's Description

Priests in their pastoral ministry encounter heart-breaking incidents occurring before what is regarded as a normal life-span: a child with cancer, a road accident, a seriously ill young mother, a bright student struck down. While this may be some preparation, when priests and ministers personally experience serious or terminal illness, they have the additional burden of being in a public role; of needing to manage outward behaviours and inner feelings. They live out the difficult questions which others bring to them, and to which there are no easy answers.

Soul Pain (a term coined by Dame Cicely Saunders) is a moving, articulate and profound series of reflections on the shock, fear, anger, desolation, acceptance that serious illness brings, the choices to be faced and the meaning of healing in such contexts.

Theologically rich and with a depth of wisdom learned at great cost, this book is full of illuminating insights for all who minister to those with life-threatening conditions and those who watch and wait. Essential reading for all in pastoral ministry.

Author Bio

Jennifer Tann is Professor Emerita of Innovation at Birmingham and is a trustee of several charities including Education for Ministry. She is a Bishops selection adviser, a member of Gloucester Diocesan Synod and Bishops Council, and General Synod.

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