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Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue
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Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue

by Edwin H. Friedman, Gary Emanuel, Mickie Crimone
 

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ISBN-10: 1609182367

ISBN-13: 9781609182366

Pub. Date: 04/01/2011

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

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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 pastoral care, leadership, and family systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609182366
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Series:
Guilford Family Therapy Series
Pages:
319
Sales rank:
400,816
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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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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