Space in the Trinity and in pastoral care

Pembroke, Neil (2011) Space in the Trinity and in pastoral care. The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 65 2: 3.1-3.10.

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Author Pembroke, Neil
Title Space in the Trinity and in pastoral care
Journal name The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1542-3050
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 65
Issue 2
Start page 3.1
End page 3.10
Total pages 10
Place of publication Decatur, GA, United States
Publisher Journal of Pastoral Care Publications
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract A central feature of the life of the Trinity is contrast without conflict God is three and God is one. This dynamic has a spatial reference. The Three draw close to each other in the intimacy of love, but they also give each other space to be. This dynamic is a necessary condition for mature relationships on the human level. It is argued that effective pastoral counseling involves both moving in close through empathy and acceptance, and creating appropriate distance through a process that Martin Buber refers to as confirmation. Confirmation involves wrestling with the other person to help her or him actualize her or his God-given moral and spiritual potential.
Keyword Pastoral counselling
Pastoral care
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Summer 2011

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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Created: Fri, 14 Oct 2011, 16:14:06 EST by Rev Dr Neil Pembroke on behalf of School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry