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By Wynnetta Wimberley

In this publication Wynnetta Wimberley addresses the usually missed drawback of melancholy in African American clergy, investigating the motives underlying this phenomenon whereas discussing attainable effective paths ahead. traditionally, many African American pastors have needed to suppose a number of roles that allows you to meet the desires of congregants impacted via societal oppression. a result of huge value of the preacher within the African American spiritual culture, there exists a kind of ‘cultural sacramentalization’ of the Black preacher, which units clergy up for failure through fostering isolation, hugely internalized and exterior expectancies, and a lack of self-awareness. using Donald Winnicott’s conception of the ‘true’ and ‘false’ self, Wimberley examines how melancholy can emerge from this psycho-socio-theological clash.  When pastors are depressed, they're extra liable to come upon problems of their own relationships. Drawing from a communal-contextual version of pastoral theology, this article deals a therapeutically delicate reaction to African American clergy ache with depression. 

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