HERBERT ANDERSON is visiting professor of pastoral theology at Seattle University. He lectures and consults widely on themes and issues in pastoral care. He is the author of numerous books including All Our Losses, All Our Griefs. EDWARD FOLEY is professor of liturgy and music at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is an ordained Roman Catholic priest and the author of numerous books and articles on worship and the arts.
"If taken seriously, this book could mark a significant means forgiving life and direction to an otherwise gray field. The book isnot only rich in its use of a wide range of scholarly research, butalso in its depth and maturity of thought. . . . This is asignificant and groundbreaking work with enormous possibleimplications for the revitalization of our field. It deserves fromus deep reflection, storytelling, and new ritual." (ReligiousEducation)
"This text explores a variety of creative and necessary tensionsinherent in effective pastoral ministry. Those dialectics includemyth and parable, story and ritual, individual and community,pastoral care and worship, life and death, divinity and humanity. .. . Break[s] open rich possibilities for individual and communalspirituality and for meaningful ministry." (Religious StudiesReview)
"A well-written book and offers great insight. . . .This bookarticulates the theoretical aspects of story and ritual and doesnot stop there. It also addresses contemporary concerns about lifetransitions that the church neglects to ritualize. . . . A valuablebook." (The Clergy Journal)
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