Pastoral power

pastoral powerIn his new book, School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling Philip Browning Helsel provides advice to ministers and counselors looking to help those struggling with the stress of being a member of the modern working class. In Pastoral Power Beyond Psychology’s Marginalization: Resisting the Discourses of the Psy-Complex (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Helsel contends that traditional mental health categories are inadequate when it comes to explaining the stresses of the current economy, including the psychological effects of debt, foreclosure and unemployment.

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