Ethnography as a Pastoral Practice, 2nd ed | An Introduction (Moschella)
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Praise for the Second Edition
"This is a superb update to what has become an important research text in the field of pastoral care! Incorporating new methods, and thoughtful new examples, this volume shows how ethnography really is a sacred – even potentially transformative – practice of pastoral listening and care."
—Pamela Cooper-White, Professor of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary
"[Ethnography as a Pastoral Practice] bears powerful witness to the theological imperative of ‘paying attention’ to the complexities of congregational life and the human stories they embody."
—Elaine Graham, Professor Emerita of Practical Theology, University of Chester, and Fellow of the British Academy
"...this volume continues to be essential for anyone working in the area of Theology and Qualitative Research."
—Pete Ward, Professor of Practical Theology, Durham University and Professor of Practical Theology NLA University College, Bergen
"The revised second edition of Mary Clark Moschella’s Ethnography as a Pastoral Practice: An Introduction provides a trustworthy and practical roadmap for those privileged to embark on the ethnographic pastoral journey."
—Jaco S. Dreyer, Professor of Practical Theology, University of South Africa
Improve Your Pastoring
Ethnography as a Pastoral Practice invites you to open the eyes and ears of your heart to your congregation and community. By listening to people tell their stories, you will discern the spiritual heartbeat of the group's communal life. Mary Clark Moschella helps you better understand and care for your faith community.
Moschella will inspire you through actual cases to be more prophetic and priestly in ministry. Ethnography as a Pastoral Practice will, in a step-by-step fashion, help you and your congregation to embrace change and celebrate transformation.
About the Author
Mary Clark Moschella is associate professor of pastoral theology and congregational care at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. She holds an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. from Claremont School of Theology. Ordained in the United Church of Christ, she pastored churches in Massachusetts for thirteen years.