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By Susan J. Dunlap

expert pastoral caregiving, Susan Dunlap argues, calls for an knowing of the tradition of the neighborhood congregation the place it's practiced. an attractive instance par excellence, worrying Cultures appears heavily at 3 very assorted congregations’ responses to the physique in instances of disease: an African American congregation within the Apostolic Holiness culture; a Euro-American mainstream Protestant church; and the Latino contributors in a Roman Catholic parish.

With brilliant examples drawn from the author’s interviews and observations, this superbly written e-book exhibits how every one congregation has constructed divergent methods of considering the physique, behavior of responding to it, and understandings of God’s reaction to the body’s ache or peril. the writer deals surprisingly wealthy descriptions of care-giving because it is displayed in those 3 congregations, integrating either well-explained concept and relocating own stories.

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