Understanding an Angry Boy

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The author engages in practical theological reflection on her ministry experience with a fourth-grade boy and his family. A thick description of the experience is placed in interdisciplinary conversation with constructivist psychology, self-determination theory, positive psychology, postcolonial theology, and practical theologies of children and families. This leads to a self-reflective reframing of the author’s practical theology of pastoral ministry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-477
Number of pages15
JournalPastoral Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 15 Aug 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Ewha Womans University Research Grant of 2018.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.


  • Anger
  • Children
  • Family
  • Practical theology
  • Reflection


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