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Fundamentalist Pastoral Care

  • William SiplingEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27771-9_200057-1

Overview and Context

Fundamentalist pastoral care refers to sets of helping professions and ministries that derive methods and techniques from biblical exegesis or application within the context of church and pastoral interventions. Adherents to fundamentalist pastoral care practices are often within the spectrum of conservative and evangelical Christian communities which provide care based upon theories such as biblical or nouthetic counseling, and by utilizing practices such as reparative therapy.

History, Introduction, and Definitions of Terms

Christian fundamentalism subscribes to a belief system and is bound to a worldview which describes the Holy Bible as infallible, free from all errors, and true “in all it affirms” (Mohler 2013, p. 36), in part as a response to perceived theological and ethical liberalism (Antoun 2010). This fairly recent viewpoint, known as Biblicism (Smith 2012), also includes the doctrine of perspicuity, which states that Christian Scripture must be able to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Catholic Studies, College of Arts and SciencesUniversity of St. Thomas (MN)St. PaulUSA