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  Pastoral Poetry
Shakespeare's knowledge of pastoral conventions was drawn both from his humanist education (which included Virgil and possibly Theocritus) and from his familiarity with the works of contemporaries who imitated the ancients by writing pastoral poetry in English.
An important subgroup of the pastoral eclogue or monologue is the elegy, which expresses the poet's grief at the loss of a friend or an important person.
Examples of English pastoral dramas include John Fletcher's The Faithful Shepherdess (Fletcher, 1579-1625, is the poet who collaborated with Shakespeare on Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen) and Ben Jonson's The Sad Shepherd (left unfinished at Jonson's death in 1637).
cla.calpoly.edu /~dschwart/engl339/pastoral.html   (769 words)

  Pastoral - LoveToKnow 1911
pastor, a shepherd), the name given to a certain class of modern literature in which the "idyll" of the Greeks and the "eclogue" of the Latins are imitated.
Pastoral, as it appeared in Tuscany in the 16th century, was really a developed eclogue, an idyll which had been expanded from a single scene into a drama.
This is the principal pastoral play in the language, and, in spite of its faults in moral taste, it preserves a fascination which has evaporated from most of its fellows.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Pastoral   (3441 words)

  Pastoral Science Fiction
Pastoral science fiction so carefully describes a setting and a functioning community that these elements are a major focus of the novel.
Pastoral science fiction is the opposite of "space opera," in which a variety of settings are simply the backdrop for grand heroics and characters who transcend their surroundings.
To whatever extent traditional "pastoral fiction" is characterized by the central image of the shepherd, as Shippey has stated, this is not necessarily a characteristic used in identifying pastoral science fiction.
www.adherents.com /lit/sf_pastoral.html   (1645 words)

Pastoral theology is a branch of practical theology; it is essentially a practical science.
pastoral theology teaches the practical bearing of these laws means, and hindrances upon the daily life of the priest, alone and in touch with his people.
pastoral theology is new; the science is as old as the Church itself, as appears from the manifold instructions given by Jesus to His Apostles for the care of souls (Matthew 10:6 sqq.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14611a.htm   (1654 words)

 USCCB - (FLWY) - Selecting Effective Pastoral Council Members
Pastoral councils are to be consultative in nature, a medium for communication, and models of cooperation and collaboration.
It is a challenge to recruit and develop a diocesan, eparchial, or parish pastoral council that represents the diversity of the local church and encompasses as well the necessary personal and professional competencies for its work.
One way to hone the ability to assess potential pastoral council members, whether on the diocesan/eparchial or parish level, is to perform periodic self-assessments of current council members, examining the qualities that contribute to their effectiveness in fulfilling the council’s mission.
www.usccb.org /laity/pastoral.shtml   (1718 words)

  Pastoral Epistles: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The new testament, sometimes called the greek testament or greek scriptures is the name given to the part of the christian bible that was written after...
The three pastoral epistles are books of the canonic new testament: the first epistle to timothy (1 timothy) the second epistle to timothy...
The epistle to titus is a book of the canonic new testament, one of the three so-called "pastoral epistles" (with 1 timothy and second epistle to timothy2...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pa/pastoral_epistles.htm   (1906 words)

On the whole, pastoral producers are poorly incorporated into the market economy; they live in an uncertain world, where family and friends rather than the corporation or the state provide security, both present and future.
Its short-term consequences will be twofold: pastoral households will start placing greater emphasis on risk aversion practices, and the impoverished pastoralists will begin to rely more and more on the national economy for their subsistence – either through famine relief or by seeking non-pastoral employment.
During the same period, the mean increase in Kenya's 11 pastoral districts was 45%, largely in ecozones IV and V. For example, the population of the Kajiado District increased by 74%, while that in Narok increased by 68%.
www.ilri.cgiar.org /InfoServ/Webpub/Fulldocs/Bulletin28/Pastoral.htm   (5776 words)

 PASTORAL THEOLOGYCatholic Encyclopedia
Pastoral theology is a branch of practical theology; it is essentially a practical science.
Pastoral theology presupposes other various branches; accepts the apologetic, dogmatic, exegetic, moral, juridical, ascetical, liturgical, and other conclusions reached by the ecclesiastical student, and scientifically applies these various conclusions to the priestly ministry.
Finally, as pastor, a variety of duties have to be mastered, which keep growing and varying in number constantly with the complicated conditions of modern life, especially wherever there is a tendency to mass people together in large cities, or wherever migration to and fro causes frequent change.
www.ewtn.com /library/Theology/CE_PASTR.HTM   (1258 words)

 PC(USA) - Re-Forming Ministry - What Is Re-Forming Ministry? - Pastoral Ministry Today
Pastoral uncertainty in the face of competing models of ministry is fostered by educational and ecclesiastical systems that lack a comprehensive vision of pastoral identity.
Pastoral ministry is "a hard way to make a living." Good ministers are aware of their need to receive grace, love and communion as well as give it.
Pastoral discernment that encourages congregational discernment is necessary for the church's renewal in the gospel.
www.pcusa.org /re-formingministry/about/pastoralministry.htm   (1211 words)

 PASTORAL COUNSELING FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pastoral counseling is a discipline that integrates the knowledge of theology, faith, and psychotherapy for the purpose of helping people address various struggles and issues in life.
Pastoral counselors are representatives of one or more faith communities and as such serves as a channel through with the care of communities is offered to those in need of help.
Pastoral counseling sees people as children of God and is committed to doing all that we can to help people without regard to their ability to pay.
concordcentral.org /pages/pastoral_counseling_faq.htm   (1018 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions
Pastoral counselors are trained mental health professionals and, as such, work with individuals, families and groups.
A pastor should refer a congregant to a pastoral counselor when the congregant desires an integrated religious and psychological approach to treatment, and the pastor is unable to provide the most effective therapy needed by the individual.
Pastoral counselors are found in every major Protestant denomination, as well as the Roman Catholic church and Jewish faith, and they do work with people of faiths different from their own.
www.proaxis.com /~jjefff/faq.html   (1028 words)

 The Center for Pastoral Counseling of Virginia
Whether ordained in a faith tradition or not, all counselors at CPC work from a holistic perspective, treating the whole person and believing in a larger circle of events and beliefs that influence a person.
Our counselors are trained to work with you on a variety of issues including anxiety, children, cross-cultural or racial identity, depression, eating disorders, family, relationship and marital issues, phobias, sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, spiritual development, substance abuse, terminal or chronic illness, women's issues, work or professional issues...
The Center for Pastoral Counseling of Virginia was established in 1996.
www.pastoralcounseling.com   (496 words)

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