The available pastor

Anke Bisschops

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Abstract

Pastors are expected to serve other people. This article discusses the psychological factors that influence this capacity to be available. What makes it possible for people to set aside their own needs and to sense the needs and feelings of others? On the basis of psychological research and theories about this capacity to be available the author concludes that a truly available pastor first and foremost has to take care of his or her own needs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransforming Spirituality
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating the 25th Anniversary of Studies in Spirituality
EditorsRossano Zas Friz de Col
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherPeeters Publishers
Pages339-350
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-90-429-3332-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Spirituality Supplements
Volume27

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Keywords

  • Spirituality
  • availability
  • self care

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Bisschops, A. (2016). The available pastor. In R. Zas Friz de Col (Ed.), Transforming Spirituality: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Studies in Spirituality (pp. 339-350). (Studies in Spirituality Supplements; Vol. 27). Leuven: Peeters Publishers.
Bisschops, Anke. / The available pastor. Transforming Spirituality: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Studies in Spirituality. editor / Rossano Zas Friz de Col. Leuven : Peeters Publishers, 2016. pp. 339-350 (Studies in Spirituality Supplements).
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Bisschops, A 2016, The available pastor. in R Zas Friz de Col (ed.), Transforming Spirituality: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Studies in Spirituality. Studies in Spirituality Supplements, vol. 27, Peeters Publishers, Leuven, pp. 339-350.

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Transforming Spirituality: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Studies in Spirituality. ed. / Rossano Zas Friz de Col. Leuven : Peeters Publishers, 2016. p. 339-350 (Studies in Spirituality Supplements; Vol. 27).

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Bisschops A. The available pastor. In Zas Friz de Col R, editor, Transforming Spirituality: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Studies in Spirituality. Leuven: Peeters Publishers. 2016. p. 339-350. (Studies in Spirituality Supplements).