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Pastoral Theology


Tom Ascol, “A Pastoral Theology of Tragedy.” Founders Journal (Fall 2003): 1-12.

James L. Harvey III, “Augustine and Pastoral Theology.”



Ray Anderson, The Shape of Practical Theology: Empowering Ministry with Theological Praxis. IVP, 2001.

Richard Baxter, The Practical Works of Richard Baxter, Vol. 1: A Christian Directory

Richard Baxter, The Reformed Pastor.

Martin Bucer, Concerning the True Care of Souls. Banner of Truth Trust, 2009. (Also available for free in the original German here).

Ellen Charry, By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine. Oxford University Press, 1999.

Thomas Oden, Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry. HarperOne, 1983.

Andrew Purves, Pastoral Theology in the Classical Tradition. Westminster/John Knox Press, 2001.

Andrew Purves, Reconstructing Pastoral Theology. Westminster/John Knox Press, 2004.

Andrew Purves, The Crucifixion of Ministry: Surrendering Our Ambitions to the Service of Christ. IVP, 2007.

Andrew Purves, The Resurrection of Ministry: Serving In the Hope of the Risen Lord. IVP, 2010.

Stephen Seamands, Ministry in the Image of God: The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service. IVP, 2005.

Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed.


Misc. Resources

Resources Page at LeaderU.com

A Pastoral Theology of Suffering and Evil by D.A. Carson (Audio File)

Biblical Theology and Its Pastoral Application by Graeme Goldsworthy (MP3)

Pastoral Theology training course by John Piper on BiblicalTraining.org



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