Nancy Ramsay Bibliography

Dean and Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling, Brite Divinity School



Ramsay, Nancy J. Pastoral Diagnosis: A Resource for Ministries of Care and Counseling. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998.


Edited or translated books

Ramsay, Nancy J., ed. Pastoral Care and Counseling: Redefining the Paradigms. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2004.

Ramsay, Nancy J., and John S. McClure, eds. Telling the Truth: Preaching about Sexual and Domestic Violence. Cleveland, Ohio: United Church Press, 1998.


Articles and essays

Ramsay, Nancy J. Lectionary resources in Feasting on the Word commentary series, Vol. X, Louisville: WJKP (forthcoming).

———. “Why is it so hard to Talk about Race?,”, edited by David Maxwell. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

———. “Conversion Therapy” in Frequently Asked Questions , published by Covenant Network, March, 2006.

Ramsay, Nancy J., David Carr, Karen Baker-Fletcher, and Esther Menn. “Taking Stock at Mid-Career: Challenges and Opportunities for Faculty at Theological Schools.” Teaching Theology and Religion 8, no. 1 (Jan. 2005): 3-10.

Ramsay, Nancy J. "Teaching Effectively in Racially and Culturally Diverse Classrooms." Teaching Theology and Religion 8, no. 1 (2005): 18-23.

———. “Navigating Racial Difference as a White Pastoral Theologian.” Journal of Pastoral Theology 12, no. 2 (Fall 2002): 11-27.

———. "Truth, Power, and Love: Challenges for Clergywomen Across the Life Span." In In Her Own Time: Women and Developmental Issues in Pastoral Care, edited by Jeanne Stevenson Moessner, 269-283. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000.

———. "Confronting Family Violence and its Spiritual Damage." Journal of Family Ministry 13 (1999): 46-59.

———. "Compassionate Resistance: An Ethic for Pastoral Care and Counseling." Journal of Pastoral Care 52 (1998): 217-226.

———. "Metaphors for Ministry: Normative Images for Pastoral Practice." Quarterly Review 17 (1997): 39-54.

———. "A Story of Freedom's Corruption: Sin as a Response to the Human Condition." In Theology and the Interhuman: Essays in Honor of Edward Farley, edited by Robert R. Williams, 202-227. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1995.

———. "Response to Chris Schlauch's 'Work in Progress'." Journal of Pastoral Theology 4 (1994): 103-106.

———. "The Congregation as a Culture: Implications for Ministry." Encounter 53 (1992): 36-46.

———. "Feminist Perspectives on Pastoral Care: Implications for Practice and Theory." Pastoral Psychology 40 (1992): 245-252.

———. "Pastoral Assessment in the Congregational Genre." Journal of Pastoral Theology 1 (1991): 74-92.

———. "Pastoral Supervision: A Theological Resource for Ministry." Journal of Supervision and Training in Ministry 13 (1991): 190-205.

———. "Sexual Abuse and Shame: The Travail of Recovery." In Women in Travail and Transition: A New Pastoral Care, edited by Maxine Glaz and Jeanne Stevenson Moessner, 109-125. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1991.

———. "To Discover How to Be Human Now." Theology Today 42 (1985): 88-92.

———. "Repentance in America: In Search of Sarah's Circle." Journal for Preachers 2, no. 2 (1979): 13-19.


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