Dictionary.com pastoral theology - the branch of theology dealing with the responsibilities of members of the clergy to the people under their care. Etymonline.com - - this term isn't in their database - - pastoral: "of or pertaining to shepherds," early 15c., from Old French pastoral (13c.), from Latin pastoralis "of herdsmen, of shepherds," from pastor (see pastor (n.)). The noun sense of "poem … Continue reading Poimenics