Caring for Joy

Narrative, Theology, and Practice

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Mary Clark Moschella
Theology in Practice
  • Boston, MA: 
    Brill
    , September
     2016.
     $66.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9789004324992.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

In Caring for Joy: Narrative, Theology, and Practice Mary Clark Moschella offers a new account of the value of joy in caregiving vocations, demonstrating how the work of caring for persons, communities, and the world need not be a dreary endeavor overwhelmed by crises or undermined by despair. Moschella presents glimpses of joy-in-action in the narratives of five notable figures: Heidi Neumark, Henri Nouwen, Gregory Boyle, Pauli Murray, and Paul Farmer, gleaning their wisdom for the construction of a theology of joy that embodies compassion, connection, justice, and freedom. Care must be deep enough to hold human suffering and spacious enough to take in the divine goodness, beauty, and love. This book expands the pastoral theological imagination and narrates joy-full approaches to transformational care.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Mary Clark Moschella is the Roger J. Squire Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Yale Divinity School. She is the author of Ethnography as a Pastoral Practice: An Introduction, and many other publications in pastoral and practical theology.

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