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P739 Pastoral Theology of Good and Evil

Pastoral Caregivers in situations of suffering frequently encounter the question �How could God allow such evil to happen?� This course will explore classic and contemporary doctrines of theodicy in relation to pastoral care in contexts of suffering, pain, and evil. The format of the course is a graduate seminar, in which students will take turns presenting in-depth discussions of readings, and case studies from their own pastoral practice. (Pre-requisites: 1 unit of CPE, PPC100 Intro to Pastoral Care or the equivalent, and one year of full-time pastoral ministry, lay or ordained)

Credits: 3.0


Dr. Pamela Cooper-White

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