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Pastoral Theology: Theological Foundations for Who a Pastor is and What He Does

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While many pastoral ministry books focus on the practical duties of the pastor, few works actually consider how theological truth defines the pastor’s role and responsibilities. These pragmatic ministry tools, though instructionally beneficial, essentially divorce biblical doctrine from ministerial practice. As a result, pastors’ lives and ministries often lack the theolog ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 1st 2017 by B Academic
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Anthony Stephens
The work of pastoral ministry is one that is not for the faint of heart.  There are so many expectations and demands on the one who chooses to follow the Lord's calling and serve the local church.  Akin and Pace have put together a great work that will help any aspiring pastor to understand what God has called him to and have a solid theological foundation as he serves the Lord.

While Pastoral Theology may be seen by many as a textbook of sorts, the authors have done a fantastic job in writing in
Lee Button
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The goal of this simply written book is “to assemble a theological framework for the pastorate on the foundation of evangelical theology. . .To demonstrate that pastoral ministry should be approached as a field of practical theology.” That goal makes the writing unique. (I wish I had this book in seminary.) Establishing a purpose, however, does not mean that it is fulfilled in producing the pages.
The authors achieve their goal. Broad categories of biblical theology, such as Christology, pneumato
Jonathan Bradley
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book, Pastoral Theology, Theological Foundations for Who A Pastor Is and What He does, is like no other book that I have ever read. While not a pastor, I have ready many books on Pastoring for seminary, and this is by far the most comprehensive of all that I have read.
Many books go into the how-to of pastoring, along with thy why behind those how-to's. However, in Pastoral Theology, Akin and Pace go deep into the timeless yet oft forgotten Scriptural, theological, and doctrinal basis behind
Amy Langmaack
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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A Pastor is a commonly known role both inside and outside the church. These people are generally described by and talked about in what they do. There are many important things that Pastors do, but what is behind the roles that Pastors fulfill? In their book Pastoral Theology, Daniel Akin and R. Scott Page go deeper and look at who a pastor is, what this leads to in terms of doctrinal formation and then what the pastor practically does. Akin and Page are correctly adamant that there is a need to ...more
Rusty McMullen
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017, my-library
Every pastor should own (and read) this book. Drs. Scott Pace and Daniel Akin have contributed a resourceful, thorough, and pragmatic journey through the theological perspectives of the pastoral position. In each chapter they begin with a concise theological framework for the pastoral position and then progress to a practical implication of the pastoral role. This is an important resource for all new, old, seasoned, and unseasoned pastors. It will become a primary reference tool in my library to ...more
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This book is positioned to give a biblical foundation for pastoral ministry. While the content is valid and biblical, the structure seems forced and arbitrary. Some concepts of pastoral ministry are oddly absent. Sometimes the authors seem more focused on good alliteration than clarity. I would recommend the book only for those in early stages of pastoral ministry investigation.
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“Theological truth reminds us that we are not defined by all that we can do for Jesus, but by all that Jesus has done for us.” 0 likes
“our knowledge of God is not subjectively discerned. It is objectively informed and spiritually confirmed through God’s accommodating work of self-disclosure, or “revelation.” 0 likes
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