Why is pastoral care crucial to Africa? Towards an African pastoral care perspective

Theologia Viatorum

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Title Why is pastoral care crucial to Africa? Towards an African pastoral care perspective
Creator Nanthambwe, Patrick
Subject — pastoral care; Africa; pastoral care theologians; importance of pastoral care; African pastoral care perspective
Description Without a doubt, pastoral care as the frontline ministry of the church has been crucial in Africa. Numerous obstacles confronting the African continent as a whole make pastoral care indispensable. Despite the fact that many scholars have acknowledged this, the distinctiveness of pastoral care in Africa has not been extensively investigated. What is it about pastoral care that makes it such an essential ministry in Africa? Other questions that must be addressed to clarify the primary question include: If pastoral care is essential, what is the church doing to expand pastoral care in Africa? What contributions are pastoral care theologians making to the academic impact of pastoral care discourse? This article examines why pastoral care is essential and how the church and pastoral care theologians can increase its impact in Africa. The article’s thesis is supported by extant research within the field of pastoral care.Contribution: The article presents a discussion on the importance of pastoral care in Africa. The article helps elaborate on the need to have pastoral care in Africa that will effectively serve its people. Churches and pastoral care scholars in Africa will benefit from the discussion of this article as it helps in mapping the direction of pastoral care in Africa.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2024-02-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/tv.v48i1.228
Source Theologia Viatorum; Vol 48, No 1 (2024); 13 pages 2664-2980 0378-4142
Language eng
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