Sex In The Parish / Edition 1

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Overview

Karen Lebacqz and Ronald Barton examine the gift of sexuality in relation to the parish and the dynamics of sexual desire and temptation. Included in this book are the expreiences of a pastor who did not set appropriate limits; explainations of how the pastoral role affects sexual contact between pastor and parishioner; suggestions for a framework of ethical analysis; an examination of questions for women in ministry, single pastors, and pastors who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual; and a review of ethical issues related to persons who carry responsibilities for the structures of ministerial practice.

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This book is the best this reviewer has read on the topic. It affirms the value of healthy sexuality, discusses desire and temptation, cites an example of pastoral failure to set boundaries, explores the uniqueness of pastoral roles in this context, and shows how sexual contact can be affected by these roles. The study develops an ethical analysis framework and discusses special issues such as women in ministry, single clergypersons, and homosexual or bisexual clergypersons. Essential for seminary libraries and recommended for public libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664250874
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 0.64 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Karen Lebacqz is Robert Gordon Sproul Professor Emeritus of Theological Ethics at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.

Ronald G. Barton is a former Associate Conference Minister in the Northern California Conference of the United Church of Christ in San Francisco, California.

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