Church Ethics And Its Organizational Context

Church Ethics And Its Organizational Context

by Jean M. Bartunek
     
 

ISBN-10: 074253247X

ISBN-13: 9780742532472

Pub. Date: 11/10/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

North American contributors in business, organization, law, and ethics—a few actually connected in some way or another with the Catholic Church—gathered for a conference at Boston College in February 2004 to discuss a range of issues associated with the possibility of a professional ethics for the church. The 16 papers published here cover new ways of…  See more details below

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North American contributors in business, organization, law, and ethics—a few actually connected in some way or another with the Catholic Church—gathered for a conference at Boston College in February 2004 to discuss a range of issues associated with the possibility of a professional ethics for the church. The 16 papers published here cover new ways of understanding the crisis; and ethics, organizations, and church culture. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742532472
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/10/2005
Series:
Boston College Church in the 21st Century Series, #1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Understanding the crisis in the church3
2The sexual abuse scandal as social drama17
3The six ages of Catholicism in America31
4The struggle to preserve religious capital : a sociological perspective on the Catholic church in the United States43
5Ecclesiological perspectives on church reform57
6Looking good vs. being good : pitfalls of maintaining perceptions of strong leadership following organizational scandals69
7Toward an ecclesial professional ethics83
8Renewing the psychological contracts of the clergy and laity97
9Organizational morality115
10Ethics codes, intervention, and corruption reform methods for ecclesial professionals123
11A professional code of ethics reflecting the nature of a Christian vocation and an understanding of leadership in the church137
12A professional code of ethics?147
13Toward an ecclesiastical professional ethic : lessons from the legal profession157
14Turning pro : theologico-canonical hurdles on the way to a professional ethic for church leaders169
15Reflections on ethics, organizations, and church culture179
16An ethical church culture187

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