Pastoral (disambiguation)

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Pastoral can refer to:

  • Pastoralism, pastoral farming
  • Pastoral, the lifestyle of shepherds, and also a genre of literature, music and visual art

Uses of "pastoral" related to the primary meanings above include:

  • In flower cultivation:
  • In Christian theological or ecclesiastical contexts:
    • "Pastoral" can refer to the professional role of a Pastor or other Christian clergy
    • Pastoral care, the practice of care and counselling by a teacher or minister of religion
    • Pastoral Care or Pastoral Rule, a book written by Pope Gregory I in 591
    • Pastoral letter, an open letter addressed by a bishop to the clergy or laity of his diocese
    • Crosier, or pastoral staff
  • Relating to work with livestock:
    • Pastoral dog, any dog that assists humans in managing livestock