Concordia Theological Monthly

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A Physician of Souls

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mental hospitals, pastor, souls, mental health, counseling, psychology, clinical, depression, guilt

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Twenty-Five years ago Anton T. Boisen, who as a patient in a mental hospital had wandered in strange places of the spirit, began an experiment with four theological students in the State Hospital at Worcester which gave birth to the Council for the Clinical Training of Theological Students. Today thirty training centers in mental and general hospitals, prisons, corrective institutions and guidance clinics, assist twenty-five seminaries in preparing ministerial students for more adequate services as pastors of churches and chaplains in hospitals and reformatories. Concordia Seminary of St. Louis has initiated a course of its own which is deeply rooted in "the whole counsel of God."


Practical Theology

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Jeremiah 17:9; Ephesians 6:12; Jeremiah 17:10; Luke 4:23; Acts 20:27; 1 John 1:7; Psalm 32:3-4; Acts 2:42; Acts 28:15; Philippians 4:8; Philippians 4:9; Romans 8:32; Hebrews 12:1; Psalm 121:1;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars