Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis / Edition 1

Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis / Edition 1

by Philip Jenkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195145976

ISBN-13: 9780195145977

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume takes a close, dispassionate look at the entire history of the issue of sexual abuse among the clergy, and especially among the Roman Catholic clergy. From the first rumblings to today's headlines, Philip Jenkins has written a fascinating, exhaustive, and, above all, even-handed account that not only puts this particular crisis in perspective, but

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This volume takes a close, dispassionate look at the entire history of the issue of sexual abuse among the clergy, and especially among the Roman Catholic clergy. From the first rumblings to today's headlines, Philip Jenkins has written a fascinating, exhaustive, and, above all, even-handed account that not only puts this particular crisis in perspective, but offers an eye-opening look at the way in which an issue takes hold of the popular imagination. Jenkins reassures us about our local clergy, but also delivers a disturbing message about how vulnerable we are to the news media. Meticulously documented and dispassionately argued, this volume marks a watershed in the discussion of an issue of enormous current interest, one that will not disappear from the headlines any time soon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195145977
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
770,367
Product dimensions:
9.19(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

1The Construction of Problems and Panics3
2The Anti-Catholic Tradition19
3The Discovery of Clergy Sex Abuse33
4The Media and the Crisis53
5Pedophilia and Child Abuse77
6Conflict in the Churches95
7"Sins of the Fathers": The Feminist Response113
8The Legal Environment125
9Defending Therapy139
10Meanings and Directions153
Notes173
Index209

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