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This significant contribution to pastoral theology brings together competent professionals--former students or longtime associates of Seward Hiltner--to explore contemporary developments in this field and to suggest avenues of investigation for the future. Twenty-four essays present a broad yet detailed assessment of accomplishments in the field since its beginning in the early 1900's. In a logical manner the articles outline the present shape of pastoral theology and look ahead to future prospects. An underlying theme is the great impact Dr. Hiltner's creative research and writing have made on the field of pastoral theology. In additional to the essays, there is an introduction by the editor and a foreword by Simon Doniger. More than a tribute to Seward Hiltner, The New Shape of Pastoral Theology contributes important understandings to pastoral theology and enriches the many facts of ministerial education as well as the work of the ministry in the world. /// Published in Honor of SEWARD HILTNER. Chaplain and administrator, educator and author--Seward Hiltner pioneered in bringing new depth to the ministry through his work in pastoral theology. Now, in his honor, these essays focus on Dr. Hiltner's own major field of interest. Dr. Hiltner is professor of theology and personality at Princeton Theological Seminary and Edward F. Gallahue Consultant on Religion and Psychiatry to the Menninger Foundation. He is author of Ferment in the Ministry, Preface to Pastoral Theology, The Counselor in Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, and Self-Understanding, and co-author of Constructive Aspects of Anxiety and The Context of Pastoral Counseling, published by Abingdon Press. THE EDITOR: WILLIAM B. OGLESBY, JR. is professor of pastoral counseling at Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care and is consultant for the Richmond Counseling Center.
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