Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue / Edition 1

Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue / Edition 1

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by Edwin H. Friedman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0898620597

ISBN-13: 9780898620597

Pub. Date: 07/28/1985

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

An acclaimed, influential work now available in paper for the first time, this bestselling book applies the concepts of systemic family therapy to the emotional life of congregations. Edwin H. Friedman shows how the same understanding of family process that can aid clergy in their pastoral role also has important ramifications for negotiating congregational dynamics

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An acclaimed, influential work now available in paper for the first time, this bestselling book applies the concepts of systemic family therapy to the emotional life of congregations. Edwin H. Friedman shows how the same understanding of family process that can aid clergy in their pastoral role also has important ramifications for negotiating congregational dynamics and functioning as an effective leader. Clergy from diverse denominations, as well as family therapists and counselors, have found that this book directly addresses the dilemmas and crises they encounter daily. It is widely used as a text in courses on family systems and pastoral care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898620597
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1985
Series:
Guilford Family Therapy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
319
Sales rank:
724,699
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. Family Theory

1. The Idea of a Family

2. Understanding Family Process

II. The Families within the Congregation

3. The Marital Bond

4. Child-Focused Families

5. Body and Soul in Family Process

6. When the Parent Becomes the Child

7. A Family Approach to Life-Cycle Ceremonies

III. The Congregation as a Family System

8. Family Process and Organizational Life

9. Leadership and Self in a Congregational Family

10. Leaving and Entering a Congregational Family

IV. The Personal Families of the Clergy

11. The Immediate Family: Conflict and Traps

12. The Extended Family: Its Potential for Salvation

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