Book Review: Calvin's Company of Pastors: Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church 1536-1609
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The intrinsic role of counseling within overall pastoral ministry is a key theme in Scott Manetsch’s Calvin’s Company of Pastors: Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church, 1536–1609. Reviewer Chris Carter draws our attention to how sixteenth century pastors integrated public proclamation with “intensive, personal interaction.” The JBC’s mission is to help churches regain this wholistic vision for ministry of the Word. A rich historical precedent is a welcome ally in that mission!