Caring Liturgies

Caring Liturgies

The Pastoral Power of Christian Ritual

eBook - 2012
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"Caregiving practices in churches often center around listening and giving counsel, making referrals, and creating support groups for specific needs. In Caring Liturgies, Susan Marie Smith proposes that Christian ritual is both a method and a means for helping people through liminal times of transition and uncertainty, even vulnerability and fear. It teaches readers to recognize the ritual needs of fellow Christians and thus create post-baptismal rites of passage and healing that might strengthen and support them in the fulfillment of their ministries."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN :, Fortress Press,, 2012
ISBN: 9781451424454
Characteristics: 1 online resource (160 pages)
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