A Latin American Perspective for Theopoetics and Pastoral Counseling

Bruno J. Linhares

Abstract


Based on a 1977 article written by Rubem Alves about Pastoral Care under the perspective of theology of liberation and on the use of Magic Realism in literature and religion, I suggest that theopoetry can be a truly Latin American proposal for Pastoral Care, particularly Pastoral Counseling, a practice already done by Rubem Alves. 


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