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In this publication Wynnetta Wimberley addresses the customarily ignored obstacle 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 so as to meet the desires of congregants impacted through societal oppression. as a result enormous importance 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 by way of 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 across 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 discomfort with depression. 

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