Pastoral Care in Practice Narrative Essay by Quality Writers

Pastoral Care in Practice
An analysis of the writer's pastoral care activities and how it fits into a MacIntyrean practice.
# 104666 | 2,433 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 20, 2008 in Religion and Theology (Christianity)


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Description:

This paper defines and explains the meaning of the practicum and the seven marks of a practice. It then provides additional background and basic information pertaining to the writer's experiences in pastoral care. It demonstrates how and why the writer's pastoral care ministry experiences fit each mark of a practice. Finally, the paper summarizes and analyzes the writer's progress experiences to prove that his practicum is a MacIntyrean practice.

From the Paper:

"During my practicum I sought to become more self-aware and become more responsive to the opportunities God provides for me. Only through the action of fully embracing His message during my practicum ministry could I be successful in fulfilling my own goals and reaching the individuals who I spent time working with. Through this paper I established the key terms and explained the background and process involved in my practicum in order to reach my goals. I also included the background information necessary for the reader to clearly picture the processes involved in my practicum activities. Finally, I outlined how my activities integrated with the seven marks as defined by MacIntyre. Having met all seven marks of MacIntyre's definition of practice, my practicum ministry in pastoral care is clearly a MacIntyrean practice."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brad Kallenberg, "The Master Argument of MacIntyre's After Virtue," eds. Nancey Murphy, Brad Kallenberg, and Mark Thiessen Nation, Virtues and Practices in the Christian Tradition: Christian Ethics after MacIntyre (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003), 7.
  • Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue, 2nd edition (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1984), 11-12.
  • MacIntyre, After Virtue, 2nd edition (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1984), 154.
  • Craig Dykstra, "Reconceiving Practice in Theological Inquiry and Education," eds. Nancey Murphy, Brad Kallenberg, and Mark Thiessen Nation, Virtues and Practices in the Christian Tradition: Christian Ethics after MacIntyre (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003), 171. See also Jeffery Stout, Ethics after Babel, (Boston: Beacon Press, 1988), 303.

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