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Title: Small groups revisited : a psycho-pastoral study
Authors: Darmanin, Alfred
Keywords: Psychotherapy -- Religious aspects -- Case studies
Pastoral care -- Catholic Church
Counselors -- Professional ethics
Issue Date: 1985
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Theology
Citation: Darmanin, A. (1985). Small groups revisited: a psycho-pastoral study. Melita Theologica, 36(1), 1-16.
Abstract: Writing about small groups in the eighties may be considered as an attempt at tracing the history of a phenomenon once at its peak of interest but now an anachronistic topic. For some this might appear like resuscitating a controversial issue already buried a decade ago. The small group phenomenon witnessed a sharp increase of interest and became a constant focus of attention during the decades following World War II only to taper off during the seventies. This is particularly noticeable in surveying the psycho- logical literature on the subject and in observing the growth and decline of this phenomenon in church-related settings. This historical fact allows us, however, to view and assess the small group phenomenon 'at a distance', retrospectively, without being biased by the popular enthusiasm so prevalent at the time.
Appears in Collections:MT - Volume 36, Issue 1 - 1985
MT - Volume 36, Issue 1 - 1985

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