Celibacy in Crisis: A Secret World Revisited

Celibacy in Crisis: A Secret World Revisited

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ISBN-13: 9780415944731
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 467,727
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Reverend Richard P. McBrien
PART I. BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
1. WHY STUDY CELIBACY?
Sex/Celibacy: Breaking the taboo · The broader context · The study: what it is and what it is not · Reasons for this study
2. WHAT IS IT?
Factors of the Crisis · The meanings of celibacy · Abstinence · Law and ideal · Christ the ideal · Love · Definition of Celibacy
3. HOW DO THOSE WHO PROFESS CELIBACY PRACTICE IT?
Levels of Observation · Numerical Summary · Estimates of Sexual Behavior · Narratives

PART II. PRACTICE VERSUS PROFESSION
4. THE MASTURBATIONS
Nature · Pathology · Maturity and immaturity · Nocturnal emissions · Fasting · Spontaneous emissions · Vice and virtue · Guilt
5. PRIESTS AND WOMEN
The heterosexual presumption · Splitting and secrecy · Heterosexual relationships · Heterosexual behaviors · Patterns of association
6. WHEN PRIESTS BECOME FATHERS
Births · Abortion
7. THE HOMOSEXUALITIES
Homosexualities and the clergy · Denial of the homosocial structure · The male matrix · The system of secrecy · Developmental questions and variations · Alcoholism · Acquired immune deficiency syndrome · Homosexuality and mental health
8. SEXUAL COMPROMISES
What is normal? · The place of women · Fear of women · What is pornography? · Exhibitionistic behavior · Transvestism · Priests and animals · Suffering and sexual violence

PART III. THE HEART OF THE CRISIS
9. PRIESTS AND MINORS
What is pedophilia? · Frequency of Occurrence · Social ramifications of abuse · Causes · Avenues of access · Behaviors · Victims-the aftermath · Treatment · Awareness of the problem · The future
10. WHO ABUSES?
Psychological profile · Categories of vulnerability · Four case studies
11. CAN CLERGY SEXUAL ABUSE BE PREVENTED?
Screening · Denial · Ecclesiogenic factors · Systemic elements · Mandatory celibacy · Ethical code · Impediments to ethical definitions · Elements of a code of sexual ethics

PART IV. PROCESS AND ATTAINMENT
12. LIVING WITH CELIBACY
What is the process of celibacy? · Developmental relationships · Internalization · Temporal stages
13. THE ACHIEVEMENT OF CELIBACY
Essential elements of celibate achievement · Who will follow? · The crisis of abuse
EPILOGUE: DIMENSIONS OF THE CRISIS The seven pillars of the crisis

References
Index
Acknowledgments
About the Author

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