Pastoral Psychology

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 245–252 | Cite as

Feminist perspectives on pastoral care: Implications for practice and theory

  • Nancy J. Ramsay


The article explores the debilitating consequences of patriarchal structures for women's experience and sense of self. Drawing on Nelle Morton's metaphor of “hearing into speech,” the article suggests constructive implications of feminist thought for pastoral care and counseling with women and men. Issues such as ethics and relationality, love and power, sexuality and spirituality are addressed.


Cross Cultural Psychology Pastoral Care Feminist Perspective Debilitate Consequence Feminist Thought 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy J. Ramsay
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  1. 1.Louisville Presbyterian Theological SeminaryLouisville

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