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Larson-Miller's book will provide opportunities for the discussion of historical details, comparative liturgy, and the fundamentals of sacramental theology with a group of students now ready to recognize the importance of these matters.The Jurist [A]nyone involved in pastoral care ministry to the sick and the dying will find this book a sound guide to the sacrament of anointing of the sick.Pastoral Music ... well-written, clearly organized, thoroughly documented, very readable, and quite interesting. Anyone interested in sacraments, care of the sick, theological reflection, or medicine and spirituality would find it helpful. It would be a useful theology textbook.Catholic Studies An Online Journal Professor Lizette Larson-Miller, in Anointing of the Sick, offers fresh pastoral insight on the many facets of this ministry. Her book gives readers the historical and theological foundations which undergird 'The Pastoral Care of the Sick', but also recovers an important lost dimension of the ministry of healing, namely, those ritual elements which do not require the ministry of a priest. The focus of the book is on the sacramental anointing of the sick, but the reader will also find a thorough discussion of the accompanying rituals as well as an exploration of issues related to the care of the sick which arise today in a rapidly changing medical scene in which pastoral decisions must be made.The Rev. Prof. Louis Weil, Church of Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California Lizette Larson-Miller has produced another excellent work. Anointing of the Sick not only introduces the reader to the history and theology of this sacramental moment in the life of the Church but also contains excellent pastoral reflections and applications with a real sensitivity to other Churches and ecclesial communions. This ecumenical flavor would be enough alone to recommend it highly to a wide audience. Dr. Larson-Miller goes further by posing new, pressing questions to the sacramental life and understanding of the churches. A must read for all those engaged in pastoral theology and teaching.James F. Puglisi, SA, Director, Centro Pro Unione, Rome, Italy An excellent commentary on the rites of pastoral care for the sick-but more than that, an up-to-date and profound theological reflection on how we Christians deal with illness and mortality.John F. Baldovin, SJ, Professor of Historical & Liturgical Theology, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts In this newest volume of the Lex Orandi series, Lizette Larson-Miller has produced a liturgically sound, theologically astute, and pastorally sensitive guide to the Anointing of the Sick in its overall context of our pastoral care. All who seek a well-written and very readable study of the rites of the sick in history and contemporary pastoral-liturgical practice will find here a treasure. Both ecumenically and culturally sensitive in its approach, Anointing of the Sick merits a wide readership.The Rev. Maxwell E. Johnson, Professor of Liturgical Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

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Lizette Larson-Miller, PhD, is a Professor at The Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California.

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Theological understandings draws from liturgical texts and from the enactment of actual liturgical rites based on those texts presume a close reading of both the texts themselves, scriptural and liturgical, as well as the structure of the overall rite. Read the first page
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Involved in ministry? READ THIS BOOK Sept. 17 2008
By K. D. Kelly - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are involved in ANY kind of ministry to the ill and dying READ THIS BOOK! Read the scriptural bacground for it, check her citations, think over her reasoning and I think you'll agree that the book makes a great deal of sense. Lutheran that I am, I am ready to think that the anointing of the sick is indeed sacramental.
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Excelente manual de unción de enfermos Aug. 31 2007
By Andrés Arteaga - Published on Amazon.com
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Este libro es un excelente manual para estudiar la teología y la pastoral del sacramento de la unción de los enfermos, pues parte del texto del renovado ritual posterior a la renovación del Concilio Vaticano II. Con erudición histórica y teológica propone una revisión del sacramento a partir de la liturgia. Como bien lo indica la serie lex orandi, lex credendi. Totalmente necesario para un sacramento algo olvidado y una renovación pastoral por asumir. + Andrés Arteaga Manieu (Obispo Auxiliar de Santiago, Chile; profesor de Sacramentos in genere y Penitencia y Santa Unción de la Pontificia Universidad católica de chile y del Seminario Pontificio de Santiago)
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