My motivation in writing this chapter is to call for using J. Moltmann's theological claims to social work practice and to facilitate a dialogue between theology and social work. This chapter has six sections under the following headings: (a) Three types of social work from Moltmann's three classifications of theology; (b) Everyone is a theologian and a social worker; (c) Moltmann's concepts of time can be used for doing grief work; (d) Moltmann's views on the Sabbath: what social workers should know; (e) Social work: a long way to go; and (f) a conclusion. A cross-disciplinary approach to the integration of knowledge and practice should be the future trend in order to enrich our understanding of clients' stories and thereby support them with the essences of social work-theology values.
|Title of host publication||Health Issues in Chinese Contexts|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions(all)