CN535 Grief, Loss, Death, and Dying

Course Description

The nature of human suffering, the problem of theodicy, the meaning of pain, the mystery of healing, and the discovery of hope will be theological and experiential themes central to the course. Grief, pain, loss, separation, death, and dying—the major crises of life—will be explored experientially, psychologically, culturally, and theologically. The focus will be on personal growth as the preparation for a ministry of pastoral presence, care-giving, and counseling.

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William Roozeboom Biography

William D. Roozeboom

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Counseling (School of Theology)School of Psychology

Contact Information
BA University of Northern Iowa
MDiv Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD Brite Divinity School

Biographical Information

Dr. Roozeboom in addition to being an Adjunct Professor at Fuller, also serves as a Pastoral Counselor at Christian Counseling Service in Redlands, CA and as the Director of Church Health at the Classis of California, the Reformed Church in America.

Classes Taught

  • CN504 Family Therapy and Pastoral Counseling
  • CN520 Pastoral Counseling
  • CN535 Grief, Loss, Death, and Dying

Areas of Expertise, Research and Writing

Counseling, Pastoral Care


Additional Information

Dr. Roozeboom is a member of several associations including: the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (where he serves as the Pacific Region Representative for the Emerging Professionals and Scholars Initiative), Society of Pastoral Theology, and Tomorrow's Professors. Additionally, he is ordained in the Reformed Church in America.

Course Attributes

This course meets the requirements for

  • Pastoral Care for the New 120 MDiv (through Summer 2014)
  • MIN5 Requirement for all 144 unit MDiv's

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