The practice of pastoral care: Revisiting the generalist

  • Belgum D
  • 1


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 0


    Citations of this article.


In a day of reliance on specialists, how can generalist practitioners like clergy be confident of the value of their contributions? The theoretical validity and practical implications of such religious resources as meaning, mystery, providence, values, grace, and community are discussed. Although various psychological schools of thought have also confirmed the importance of these dynamics, the clergy can validate them from within the discipline of religion itself. Thus, ministers as general practitioners in the community can work with self-confidence in cooperation with other mental health workers.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • David Belgum

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free