By Wynnetta Wimberley

ISBN-10: 1349949094

ISBN-13: 9781349949090

In this ebook Wynnetta Wimberley addresses the usually missed predicament of melancholy in African American clergy, investigating the explanations underlying this phenomenon whereas discussing attainable effective paths ahead. traditionally, many African American pastors have needed to imagine a number of roles in an effort to meet the wishes of congregants impacted by means of societal oppression. as a result of the enormous importance of the preacher within the African American non secular culture, there exists one of those ‘cultural sacramentalization’ of the Black preacher, which units clergy up for failure by means of fostering isolation, hugely internalized and exterior expectancies, and a lack of self-awareness. using Donald Winnicott’s thought of the ‘true’ and ‘false’ self, Wimberley examines how melancholy can emerge from this psycho-socio-theological clash.  When pastors are depressed, they're extra liable to come across problems of their own relationships. Drawing from a communal-contextual version of pastoral theology, this article bargains a therapeutically delicate reaction to African American clergy soreness with depression. 

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