Ministerial Ethics: Moral Formation for Church Leaders / Edition 2

Ministerial Ethics: Moral Formation for Church Leaders / Edition 2

by Joe E. Trull, James E. Carter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801027551

ISBN-13: 9780801027550

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Ministerial Ethics provides both new and experienced pastors with tools for sharpening their personal and professional decision-making skills. The authors seek to explain the unique moral role of the minister and the ethical responsibilities of the vocation and to provide "a clear statement of the ethical obligations contemporary clergy should assume in their

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Ministerial Ethics provides both new and experienced pastors with tools for sharpening their personal and professional decision-making skills. The authors seek to explain the unique moral role of the minister and the ethical responsibilities of the vocation and to provide "a clear statement of the ethical obligations contemporary clergy should assume in their personal and professional lives." Trull and Carter deal with such areas as family life, confidentiality, truth-telling, political involvement, working with committees, and relating to other church staff members.

First published in 1993, this edition has been thoroughly updated throughout and contains expanded sections on theological foundations, the role of character, confidentiality, and the timely topic of clergy sexual abuse. Appendices describing various denominational ministerial codes of ethics are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801027550
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
463,325
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition9
Preface to the First Edition11
Introduction13
1The Minister's Vocation: Career or Profession?21
2The Minister's Moral Choices: Endowed or Acquired?43
3The Minister's Personal Life: Incidental or Intentional?65
4The Minister's Congregation: Friend or Foe?89
5The Minister's Colleagues: Cooperation or Competition?119
6The Minister's Community: Threat or Opportunity?139
7A Major Ethical Issue: Clergy Sexual Abuse161
8A Ministerial Code of Ethics: Help or Hindrance?185
Appendix AA Procedure for Responding to Charges of Clergy Sexual Abuse217
Appendix BEarly Denominational Codes221
Appendix CContemporary Denominational Codes229
Appendix DMinisterial and Parachurch Groups Codes241
Appendix ESample Codes of Ethics259
Notes265
Index284

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