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B&H Academic, 2017. 317pp.
Have you ever seen a house being built? The builder comes in and prepares the ground, lays a foundation, then frames the home and slowly but surely the house starts coming together. Like a master builder builds a home, Akin and Pace in their book Pastoral Theology are master builders building for the reader a framework for who a pastor is and what a pastor does.
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In Pastoral Theology Akin and Pace make a case for theologically driven pastoral ministry which “establishes a theological framework for ministry that is biblically derived, historically informed, doctrinally sound, missionally engaged, philosophically deliberate and contextually relevant.” The book is broken up into three sections, the first is Trinitarian Foundations which lays a framework for pastoral theology which has its genesis in the nature and work of the Trinity. The topics covered are the pastor and God’s character, God’s champion and God’s companion. The second section is Doctrinal Foundations and dives into the anthropological aspect of pastoral theology. This section explains the pastor and God’s compassion, God’s community and God’s commission....
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