Original Research - Special Collection: Practical Theology

The early Browning: Pastoral care in a pluralistic age and the method of practical moral inquiry

Mark Hestenes
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 68, No 2 | a1211 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v68i2.1211 | © 2012 Mark Hestenes | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 January 2012 | Published: 13 August 2012

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Mark Hestenes, Department of Practical Theology, University of South Africa, South Africa


The past president of the International Academy of Practical Theology, Prof. Donald Browning, has written books and articles across a wide variety of topics concerning the correlation of many great fields of knowledge, including theology, psychology, philosophy, sociology, practical theology, ethics, family therapy and ecology over the past 40 years. Prof. Browning passed away on 03 June 2010. This left the author of this article with a desire to begin to reassess some of Browning’s earlier reflections regarding his vision of pastoral care in a pluralistic age and the importance of his method of practical moral inquiry.


pastoral care; Donald Browning; religious ethics


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