Depression in African American Clergy Hardback

by Wynnetta Wimberley;

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Depression in African American Clergy

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In this book Wynnetta Wimberley addresses the often overlooked crisis of depression in African American clergy, investigating the causes underlying this phenomenon while discussing possible productive paths forward. Historically, many African American pastors have had to assume multiple roles in order to meet the needs of congregants impacted by societal oppression. Due to the monumental significance of the preacher in the African American religious tradition, there exists a type of 'cultural sacramentalization' of the Black preacher, which sets clergy up for failure by fostering isolation, highly internalized and external expectations, and a loss of self-awareness. Utilizing Donald Winnicott's theory of the 'true' and 'false' self, Wimberley examines how depression can emerge from this psycho-socio-theological conflict. When pastors are depressed, they are more prone to encounter difficulties in their personal and professional relationships. Drawing from a communal-contextual model of pastoral theology, this text offers a therapeutically sensitive response to African American clergy suffering with depression.

Depression in African American Clergy by Wynnetta Wimberley was published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2016. The ISBN for Depression in African American Clergy is 9781349949090.

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Page last updated 12th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (October 2016)
Number of Pages153
Height210 mm
Width148 mm
Product Code4453873
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