This book chronicles the history of the Clinical Pastoral Education movement, called by some as the most innovative educational development in theological education and ministerial formation in the 20th century.
The author, Charles E. Hall, was a CPE Supervisor and, for many years the Executive Director of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.
This 125-page volume provides a clear and compelling challenge for the integration of “head and heart” in the service of pastoral care and chaplaincy.
Head and Heart provides insight into the dialectical situation of the minister, priest,or rabbi who needs both intellectual and emotional understanding but often experiences these two as opposites.
The story of CPE is a significant story of twentieth century pastoral care and theological education in which the conflicts between head and heart are confronted and a creative resolution offered -a creative resolution even more challenging in this the 21st century.