Concordia Theological Monthly
pastor psychology, mental, illness, theology, hospitals, fritz, humanistic
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Writers on pastoral theology, such as our own Dr. Walther, regarded such ability as vital. He describes it, however, not only as "a God-given, practical aptitude of the soul," but also as one that is "acquired by certain means." (Fritz, Pastoral Theology, p. 1.) He, therefore, suggests that a theological student visit hospitals, in order to become better acquainted with the inner life of the sick and to master innate revulsion against disagreeable smells and sights.
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John 10:14; John 2:25; Luke 4:18-19; Isaiah 1:18;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Behnke, C. A.
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 19, Article 26.
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