Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion

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Christian Fundamentalist Pastoral Care

  • Kelvin F. Mutter
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27771-9_200027-1

Pastoral care practices within the conservative protestant Christian community (e.g., Evangelical and Fundamentalist churches) include methods of pastoral care and counseling that are derived from the Bible (Adams 1970; Kellemen 2014), approaches that draw from the accumulated wisdom of the Christian tradition as well as scripture (Roberts and Talbot 1997), and models that integrate theology and psychology into pastoral practice (Collins 1980; Kollar 2011). While conservative Protestants who practice each of these approaches to pastoral care share a commitment to the authority of the Christian scriptures, those who are known as Fundamentalists have a preference for models of pastoral care that derive their practices from scripture rather than psychology, e.g., the Nouthetic Counseling movement (Adams 1970), the Psychoheresy Awareness movement (Bobgan and Bobgan 1979, 1994), and the Biblical Counseling Coalition (Kellemen and Forrey 2014). Themes that characterize these approaches...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McMaster Divinity CollegeHamiltonCanada