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New Approaches to Religion and Power

Pastoral Power Beyond Psychology's Marginalization

Resisting the Discourses of the Psy-Complex

Authors: Helsel, Philip Browning

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This book explores the suffering of social class and how traditional biomedical models for mental illness do not adequately account for the stresses of poverty. Turning to mental health user testimonies, this book equips ministers and counsellors to become working class advocates.

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Philip Browning Helsel is assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, USA.

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“I enjoy reading scholarly books that offer different perspectives and new insights. Browning-Helsel’s book is one of those that open up new vistas to explore and study, whether for students, pastoral ministers, or educators. … this is one of the books that help us engage with the macro-political and economic issues that impact people within and outside of the church. More particularly, it is a book that challenges us to think seriously about class and its relation to mental suffering.” (Ryan Lamothe, Journal of Pastoral Theology, Vol. 26 (3), February, 2017)

“This book deals with various practical reasons that cause mental illness in which economical issue contribute a lot. The author gives practical suggestions to equip the minsters and the counselors to deals with economic and social context in which the patients live. … In this context, this book is very relevant and useful to the students of psychology and to anyone who intend to help people affected with mental illness.” (Paul Sigamony, New Life Theological Journal, Vol. 6 (2), December, 2016)



"This book is a cutting-edge contribution to the field of pastoral care and counseling. It confronts the mental illnesses caused by the inequalities of the current economy and outlines how 'pastoral power' can be used to help cure the emotional sickness that arises from social class oppression. Every pastoral minister faces this challenge constantly in the lives of their people; here is an invaluable resource to address it." - Thomas Groome, Boston College, USA

'Helsel calls for pastoral careers to become advocates across social classes bearers of pastoral power aimed at economic and social justice. Such care seeks to liberate the voices of the economically deprived and enable forms of agency that challenge biomedical understandings of the roots of mental ill-health. In calling for counselors to advocate across the social classes, Helsel opens up vital social and economic dimensions to the pastoral task of mental health care. This book will challenge all of us to re-think the nature of mental health issues and to re-evaluate what a faithful pastoral response might look like.' - John Swinton, University of Aberdeen, UK

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49782-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pastoral Power Beyond Psychology's Marginalization
Book Subtitle
Resisting the Discourses of the Psy-Complex
Authors
Series Title
New Approaches to Religion and Power
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49269-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-49269-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49782-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 254
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