In Pastoral Care in the Classical Tradition, Andrew Purves argued that pastoral care and theology has long ignored Scripture and Christian doctrine, and pastoral practice has become secularized in both method and goal, the fiefdom of psychology and the social sciences. He builds further on this idea here, presenting a christological basis for ministry and pastoral theology.
Midwestern Journal of Theology(Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 2006)
Midwestern Journal of Theology"Purves compromises the gospel message....His devotion to Thomas F. Torrance resultsin a fatal rejection of substitutionaryatonement."--S. Trevor Yoakum, Southern BaptistTheological Seminary