The Minister as Moral Theologian

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Format: Paperback

Vendor: Baker Academic

Publication Date: May 16, 2017

ISBN: 0801097843

ISBN-13: 9780801097843

Number of Pages: 160

Dimensions: 8.50 × 5.50 (inches)

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The practice of ministry requires pastors and Christian leaders to serve as moral theologians in their communities. Ministers must preach about morally challenging texts, teach about moral issues and conflicts, offer moral counsel, and serve as an example regarding the shape of faithful Christian life. Grounding pastoral ethics in spiritual formation and spiritual disciplines, this book provides tools for facing the day-to-day demands and seizing the opportunities of being a moral teacher. An essential text for practical ministry courses.

Author Info

Sondra Wheeler (PhD, Yale University) is Martha Ashby Carr Professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. She has decades of experience preparing ministers and teaching advanced courses in the practice of ministry. Wheeler is the author of several books, including What We Were Made For: Christian Reflections on Love.

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