Grief : Contemporary Theory and the Practice of Ministry

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  • Copyright: 2010-04-01
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Using a metaphor of grief as a mosaic, Melissa Kelley presents contemporary grief theory and research, integrated with important theological, religious, and ministerial perspectives. Written in an accessible way for ministers, ministers-in-training, and all pastoral and spiritual caregivers, this book provides the most up-to-date theory and research in grief to help inform their care of others. Through exploration of critical topics including attachment to God, meaning making, and religious coping in grief, readers are brought right to the heart of a contemporary understanding of grief.

Author Biography

Melissa M. Kelley is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She is among an elite number of professionals certified by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) and the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).

Table of Contents

Camino del Sol Lighting a Path for Chicano/Latino Literature in the New Millenniump. 1
From the Other Side of Night/Del otro lado de la noche
Del otro lado de la noche/From the Other Side of Nightp. 19
Plegaria de amor/Love Pleap. 20
¡Tlazoltéotl!p. 21
Tlazolteotl!p. 22
Oración del desierto/Desert Prayerp. 23
Home Movies of Narcissus
Amateur Filmmakerp. 24
People of the Piñatap. 26
That Flagp. 27
Directions to the Beach of the Dead
When I Was a Little Cuban Boyp. 28
Translation for Mamáp. 29
In the City of Smoking Mirrors
H. Writes to His Brother to Assure Him of Continuous Comfort in the Afterlifep. 31
Animal Timep. 32
El Espejo Fumerosop. 33
In an Angry Season
The Conjuror of the New Centuryp. 34
The Tattoo Artistp. 36
The Bad Wifep. 38
A Rush of Hands
Shrinep. 40
Backyardp. 41
Nidop. 43
Work Done Right
Chilalenguap. 44
Club Las Palmasp. 45
Pigp. 46
The Tovar Bullp. 47
A Question of Gravity and Light
To Know You Betterp. 49
Thisp. 50
Letter from the Cumberlandp. 50
Epiloguep. 51
The Keepsake Storm
Darklingp. 51
The Walk Like Old Habitsp. 53
Where the Bodies, Half-Dressed, in Piecesp. 54
When Living Was a Labor Camp
When living was a labor camp called Montgomeryp. 56
Softball and Tomato Fieldsp. 57
Operation Wetback, 1953p. 58
Lyricp. 59
At the Podiump. 60
What Baby Gertrude Heardp. 61
border-crosser with a lamborghini dream
blood night cafép. 63
selena in corpus christi lacquer redp. 64
Giraffe on Fire
Ofelia in Manhattan, Circa 1943p. 65
Notebooks of a Chile Verde Smuggler
Immigrant Fortune Teller Machinep. 69
Fuzzy Equationsp. 74
Letanía para José Antonio Burciagap. 75
Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, & My Mother
Salzbergwerk: The Salt Mines Tourp. 78
Cue Lazarus
Light Showp. 80
A Prayer for My Brotherp. 81
Breathing Between the Lines
Discovering Americap. 82
The Devil's Workshop
Remediosp. 85
Class Actionp. 86
World to World
Heritagep. 87
World to Worldp. 88
Bowlp. 88
Wishp. 89
How Long She'll Last in This World
Backcountry, Emigrant Gapp. 91
In Biruté's Campp. 91
Why Can't We All Just Get Along?p. 92
Adobe Odes
Ode to Readersp. 96
Ode to a Bookp. 97
Ode to El Pasop. 98
Ode to Womenp. 101
Blood Mysteries
Piñión Nutsp. 103
Why I'm Not Someone Elsep. 105
Elegy for Desire
The Luxury of Darknessp. 107
The Disappearance of My Wifep. 108
Elegy for Desirep. 108
Palm Crows
Animaliap. 111
El exiliop. 115
Margo Tamez
Naked Wanting
First Choicep. 117
For Keepsp. 118
What i'm on
dear reader: this is what i thought on easter dayp. 120
Section 7p. 121
radiop. 122
esau past lovep. 123
on Tuesday, when the homeless disappeared
The Deerp. 124
El Salvador, 1932-1981p. 128
excerpt from The Region of Lost Namesp. 135
excerpt from Samba Dreamersp. 146
excerpt from If I Die in Juarezp. 159
Brides and Sinners in El Chuco
A Scenic Nightp. 178
Small Timep. 186
Inner Viewp. 193
Snapping Lines
La Luzp. 201
Lostp. 213
El Milagro and Other Stories
La Tortillera/The Tortilla Makerp. 219
Amor Eterno: Eleven Lessons in Love
Amor Desesperado/Desperate Lovep. 223
The Truth about Alicia and Other Stories
The Ringp. 228
El Bebé del Vaquerónp. 233
excerpt from The Peruvian Notebooksp. 235
The Last Tortilla and Other Stories
The Snakep. 244
Punching Chickensp. 255
Of Earth and Sea: A Chilean Memoir
Wordsp. 269
Violeta Parrap. 270
November 1, The Day of the Deadp. 271
Nights of Exilep. 272
And Finally, Returningp. 273
The Illusion of a Fireflyp. 273
The Desert Remembers My Name: On Family and Writing
My Week as a Mexicanp. 274
Found in Translationp. 278
The Woman Who Loved Waterp. 283
The Underground Heart: A Return to a Hidden Landscape
The Border Is Openp. 295
Renaming the Earth: Personal Essays
excerpts from A Different Borderp. 305
nobody's son: notes from an american life
Nobody's Sonp. 321
Source Creditsp. 335
About the Editorp. 337
About the Contributorsp. 339
Bibliographyp. 347
Index of Authorsp. 351
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