Ritual In Pastoral Care

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The author gives a concise definition of ritual, its meaning and origin, and looks at the pastoral care aspects of liturgy, stating that "for many Christians, the sacraments are the primary meeting place of ritual and pastoral care. " He concludes with a look at the use of ritual prayer in the traditional one-on-one counseling relationship.

Many serious students of pastoral care, and of ritual, find any positive relationship between the two, dubious at best. To begin a consideration of...


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