Mary Clark Moschella teaches pastoral care and counseling at Yale Divinity School and is the author of Ethnography as a Pastoral Practice: An Introduction (Pilgrim) and Caring for Joy: Narrative, Theology, and Practice (Brill).
Pastoral ethnography is a strategy for listening to church members in a disciplined, attentive way. As a researcher, the pastor strives for a neutral attitude—which promotes honesty and greater understanding.
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