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pas·tor·al

 (păs′tər-əl, pă-stôr′-)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to shepherds or herders.
b. Of, relating to, or used for animal husbandry.
2.
a. Of or relating to the country or country life; rural.
b. Charmingly simple and serene; idyllic. See Synonyms at rural.
3. Of, relating to, or being a literary or other artistic work that portrays or evokes rural life, usually in an idealized way.
4. Of or relating to a pastor or the duties of a pastor: pastoral duties; a pastoral letter.
n.
1. A literary or other artistic work that portrays or evokes rural life, usually in an idealized way.
2. Music A pastorale.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pāstōrālis, from pāstor, shepherd; see pastor.]

pas′tor·al·ly adv.
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Hark at Meliboeus," snarled the noble marquis; "he's pastorally occupied too: he's shearing a Southdown.
We have to ask ourselves how we're encountering those who form such relationships and are also involved in the church, how we're accompanying them pastorally and liturgically.
We try to find as many different ways as possible to work with our children pastorally.
One, learn to discern and interpret the law pastorally and if one will err, do so on the side of being pastoral.
Kimble's writing is succinct, exegetically sound, theologically conventional, and pastorally supportive; extensively researched and well documented.
To what extent will we pastorally accommodate one another?
Because little has been written about the experience and contributions of Baptist women serving as pastors, Bledsoe Bailey's take on how the women engage pastorally and personally and with feminist theology adds more ballast to the growing number of scholarly voices trying to right an interpretive boat still decades out of kilter.
A 1960s article in The National Catholic Reporter dismissed Rahner's theology as woefully abstract, spiritually and pastorally sterile, and irrelevant for Christian living.
It lends itself to hearing from and challenging responses to the often-voiced question of how to think about and pastorally respond to a world that is God's, and yet has piercing suffering.
Reigning documentary-producing queen Sheila Nevins, president of documentary and family programming for HBO and Cinemax, has her bucolic estate in Connecticut's pastorally picturesque Litchfield County up for sale on the open market, with an asking price of $3.
Hortons' chief executive Tony Green said: "The cathedral is a key part of Birmingham life both physically and pastorally and we are delighted to be able to be part of the tercentenary fund-raising initiative.
Hortons' chief executive Tony Green said: "e cathedral is a key part of Birmingham life, both physically and pastorally, and we are delighted be able to be part of the tercentenary fundraising initiative.