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Family Crucible

The Influence of Family Dynamics in the Life and Ministry of John Wesley
  • By Anthony J. Headley
This book explores the life and ministry of John Wesley from the perspective of Murray Bowen's Extended Family Systems Theory and to a lesser extent from Alfred Adler's concept of family constellation. Throughout the book, the author uses concepts drawn from these theories to explore significant historical and pivotal events in the life of John Wesley. Beginning with family events prior to his birth, the author also explores his early family constellation, influential themes, factors shaping his ministry, and various relational issues, including his relationships with Sophy Hopkey, Grace Murray, and his marriage to Mary Vazeille. It concludes by drawing lessons from Wesley's life pertinent to today's ministers. ""Employing the lens of family dynamics and richly informed by psychological theory, especially the work of Adler and Bowen, Anthony Headley has explored the life and ministry of John Wesley in a fresh and engaging way. Portraying Wesley in a very frank and honest fashion, with warts and all, Headley nevertheless demonstrates why this particular life continues to hold such considerable value for pastoral counseling today."" --Kenneth J. Collins Professor of Historical Theology and Wesley Studies Asbury Theological Seminary Anthony J. Headley is Professor of Counseling at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of Reframing Ministry (2007), Created for Responsibility (2006) and Achieving Balance in Ministry (1999).

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781606080016
    • Manufacturer: Wipf & Stock Publ
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781606080016
    • Publication Date: 01/01/2010
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Anthony J. Headley
    • Page Count: 188
    • Width: 6.00 inches
    • Height: 0.50 inches
    • Length: 9.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.60 pounds
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