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
About the Author
Lizette Larson-Miller, Ph.D., is a professor at The Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California.