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Betrayal of Trust: Confronting and Preventing Clergy Sexual Misconduct / Edition 2

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Overview

Sexual misconduct by clergy is a devastating issue that reaches across all denominations, damaging the credibility of the church in its wake. The media regularly reports on the moral failure of leaders and abuse at the hands of those who are supposed to be trustworthy.

Betrayal of Trust focuses on a common scenario of abuse--sexual involvement between a male pastor and a female congregant--and offers practical solutions on how to respond to and prevent this betrayal of trust.

This book presents methods that will help churches respond sensitively to victims and implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse from taking place. For clergy who may be at risk for this behavior, it offers help in establishing appropriate boundaries.

This second edition includes a new chapter that offers help for the wandering pastor and a risk-determination questionnaire for pastors who may become abusers.

The problem of professionals sexually abusing clients has reached epidemic proportions. This is the first comprehensive evangelical treatment of this crisis. It outlines how sexual misconduct by clergy is a breach of power and trust. It helps churches know how to aid those who have been abused and, importantly, gives guidance on the prevention of abuse by clergy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801091148
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,368,762
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanley J. Grenz, professor of theology and ethics at Carey/Regent College, is the author of more than twenty books.
Roy D. Bell recently retired from his pos
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Table of Contents

Preface 9
Introduction 12
1 The Scope of the Problem 18
2 The Pastor at Risk 37
3 Misconduct as Betrayal of a Sexual Trust 62
4 Misconduct as Betrayal of a Power Trust 84
5 Ministering to the Victims of Misconduct 107
6 The Pastor & the Prevention of Misconduct 129
7 The Church's Response to Misconduct 148
Notes 177
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