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Series 7
Writings and Lectures by Gerkin, 1954-1992, undated
Boxes 9-11

Scope and Content Note

Includes book manuscripts, articles, and lectures by Gerkin on a wide variety of topics. There are complete drafts of his book Crisis Experience in Modern Life, including an early draft with the title Crisis Experience in Pastoral Perspective. There is also a manuscript of his Introduction to Pastoral Care, and drafts of his contributions to the Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling (which was edited by Gerkin’s Candler School of Theology colleague Rodney J. Hunter). Topics of lectures and articles in this series include clinical pastoral education, hospital chaplaincy, pastoral counseling, professional development of ministers, medical ethics, and preaching.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Box Folder Content
9 43 “The ACPE of the Seventies,” 1970
9 44 All Saints Lenten Lectures, undated
9 45 Book Review, At the Point of Need: Essays in Honor of Carroll A. Wise, undated
9 46 Book Review, Interpersonalism for Ministry, undated
9 47 “Books that Form Lives,” undated
9 48 “By Reason or the Imagination,” Chapter 2, undated
9 49 “Cardiac Resuscitation as Viewed by the Theologian,” undated
9 50 “The Care of God’s People for One Another,” Talk at Glenn Memorial, 1986
9 51 “Changing Dilemmas of a Maturing Pastor,” 1969
9 52 “The Chaplain in a General Hospital, 1959
9 53 “The Church and Mental Health,” 1966
9 54 “Clinical Pastoral Education and Social Change,” ACPE Presidential Address, 1970
9 55 “Clinical Pastoral Education and Social Responsibility,” 1971
9 56 “Clinical Pastoral Education and the Future,” undated
9 57 “Clinical Pastoral Education Twenty Years Later,” undated
10 1 Communion Homily in Memory of Anton Boisen, undated
10 2 Communion Meditation, 1992
10 3 “Concepts of Persons and Concepts of Rights,” undated
10 4 “Concerning Broken Dreams, Forsakenness, and Ministry,” Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care, undated
10 5 “Coping with Life in Crisis,” Emory Women’s Club, 1981
10 6 “Crisis Counseling,” Lecture for Days Inn Chaplains, 1981
10 7 Crisis Experience in Modern Life, Copyright Permissions, 1979-1985
10 8-10 Crisis Experience in Modern Life, Manuscript, undated
10 11 Crisis Experience in Modern Life, Reviews, 1980-1984
10 12-13 Crisis Experience in Pastoral Perspective, Manuscript, undated
10 14-15 Crisis Experience in Pastoral Perspective, Manuscript, First Draft to Abingdon, undated
10 16 “Current Issues in Pastoral Care,” Lecture Notes, undated
10 17 Death and Dying Seminar, 1977
10 18 “Depth Dimensions in Pastoral Care,” 1973, undated
10 19 Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Contributions, 1982-1990
10 20 Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Crisis Ministry Article, undated
10 21 “Doing Pastoral Counseling in a Hermeneutical Mode,” Denver Pastoral Counseling Consortium, 1986
10 22 “The Eagleton Affair: A Pastoral Reflection,” undated
10 23 “Ethical Problems in Medical Practice,” Anesthesiology Post-Graduate Conference, 1986
10 24 “Ethics and the Family,” Lecture, 1978
10 25 “Faith and Praxis: Pastoral Counseling’s Hermeneutical Problem,” 1985
10 26 “Faith Development Problems of Singles,” Lecture Notes, undated
10 27 “Field Work Supervision of Theological Students,” undated
10 28 “Formation of Ministry,” New Student Orientation, 1968
10 29 “From Super-Ego to Self Actualization,” Paper, undated
10 30 “The Healing of Guilt in a Pluralistic World,” Lecture, undated
10 31 “Helping Parents Whose Children Are in Trouble,” 1954
10 32 “Human Suffering and Divine Consolation,” 1970-1971
10 33 “Identity Crisis in the Ministry,” Birmingham Area Ministers Institute, 1970
10 34 “The Identity of the Pastor,” Ministry 300 Lecture, 1985
10 35 “Identity of the Pastoral Supervisor,” undated
10 36 “The Integration of Academic and Professional Studies in Ministry,” 1971
10 37 “Interprofessional Healing and Pastoral Identity,” undated
10 38 Introduction to Pastoral Care, undated
10 39 “Is Pastoral Counseling a Credible Alternative to the Ministry?”, 1972
10 40 Lay Conference on Aging, 1989 August 4-6
10 41 Lecture and Sermon Notes, 1971, undated
10 42 Lecture at Centenary College, Shreveport, LA, 1989
10 43 Lecture for ACPE Eastern Region, 1986
10 44 “The Living Human Document,” Lecture Notes, 1989, undated
10 45 The Living Human Document, Reviews, 1983
10 46 “The Meaning of Love,” Lecture, Alabama, undated
10 47 “Men, Women, and the Status of Work,” Three Sessions for Laymen at All Saints Church, undated
10 48 “Ministerial Burn-Out,” 1981
10 49 “Ministry in the Seventies and Eighties,” Lecture, undated
10 50 “Moral and Ethical Implications in Medical Decisions,” undated
10 51 “Morals and the American Family,” Lecture, undated
10 52 Morehouse School of Medicine Presentation, 1980
10 53 Narrative Theology Lecture, Lay School of Theology, Anderson, SC, 1985
10 54 “Nature and Grace in a Delinquent Gang,” CP 400 Paper, 1975
10 55 “A New/Old Language for Pastoral Care,” Seminary Week at Lake Junaluska, 1985
10 56 “The New Shape of the Ministry,” Talk for Laymen, 1969
11 1-3 Normative Metaphors for Pastoral Work, undated
11 4 “Objectives of Clinical Pastoral Education,” 1960
11 5 “On Becoming a Pastor,” 1965
11 6 “On Being Faithful Over a Few Things,” 1972
11 7 “On Being Intimately Related to One Another in Christ,” Convocation Address, 1971
11 8 “On Enabling Interpretation,” Article for Theological Education, 1986
11 9 “On Having Ministry by the Mercy of God,” 1974
11 10 “On Intending a New Life,” All Saints Ash Wednesday, undated
11 11 “On Maintaining One’s Pastoral Identity,” 1980
11 12 “On Pastoral Guidance and the Search for Norms,” Convocation Address, 1988
11 13 “On the Art of Caring,” Convocation Address, 1991
11 14 “On the Boundary: The Minister as Catalyst,” 1966
11 15 “On the Renewal of Ministry as Pastoral Guidance,” 1974
11 16 “Pain, Suffering, and Death: A Theologian’s View,” undated
11 17 “Parallel Dilemmas of the Helping Professions,” 1975
11 18 “The Pastor and Parents of Delinquent Children,” undated
11 19 “Pastoral Care and Models of Aging,” 1989
11 20 Pastoral Care and Preaching, Lectures at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, 1989
11 21 “Pastoral Counseling in a Time of Value and Social Change,” undated
11 22 Pastoral Counseling Lecture for Department of Psychology Graduate Seminar, undated
11 23 “Pastoral Counseling Problems in a Boys’ Training School,” 1956
11 24 Pastoral Implications Essays for Lectionary Homiletics, 1991
11 25 “Pastoral Ministry between the Times,” 1974
11 26 “Pluralism and Pastoral Care,” Workshop Presentation, International Congress on Pastoral Care and Counseling, undated
11 27 “Power and Powerlessness in Clinical Pastoral Education,” 1977
11 28 “Practical Theology, Pastoral Theology, and Pastoral Care Practice,” Symposium Paper, 1989
11 29 “Preaching Inside the Private Meaning Worlds of People,” undated
11 30 “Professional Education for Parish Ministry,” 1970
11 31 “The Professional Identity of the Pastoral Supervisor,” 1967
11 32 Prophetic Pastoral Practice, Reviews and Ads, 1991
11 33 “Psychoreligious Problems of Modern Woman,” Lecture for Georgia Association of Osteopathic Physicians, 1968
11 34 “Reflections on a Sentimental Symbol,” undated
11 35 “Religion and Psychiatry,” undated
11 36 “The Religious Story Test as a Tool for Evaluating Religious Growth,” 1954-1955
11 37 Seven Last Words of Jesus, Meditations, 1971
11 38 “The Shape of Crisis Experience,” undated
11 39 “Some Thoughts about the History and Significance of the Georgia Association for Pastoral Care,” 1968
11 40 “Stances and Styles of Patienthood and Ministry in the General Hospital,” Lecture Notes, undated
11 41 “Story and Supervision in CPE,” ACPE Workshop, 1986 October
11 42 “Stress and the Minister,” Ministers’ Conference at Camp Glisson, 1970 March
11 43 “Tell Me the Story of Jesus: A Homily,” 1990
11 44 “A Theologian Looks at Death and Dying,” Lecture for Laymen, undated
11 45 “Therapeutic Intervention: An Experience of Transcendence,” undated
11 46 “Tom Klink’s Theory of Supervision: Memories and Reflections,” Essay, 1989
11 47 “Toward a Theology of Aging,” Workshop on Ministry to the Aging, 1977
11 48 “Trends in Education for Health Care Chaplaincy,” 1975
11 49 “Vocational Stress and Burn-Out,” Lecture, 1982
11 50 “What Does the Patient Experience?”, 1969
11 51 “Where Are We in Pastoral Counseling?”, undated
11 52 “Why I Returned to the Institutional Field,” undated
11 53 “Widening the Horizons,” Lecture for ACPE Southeast Region, 1988 March 24-25
11 54 Widening the Horizons, Reviews, 1986-1988
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