ISBN-10:
0275966682
ISBN-13:
9780275966683
Pub. Date:
02/28/2000
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Decent And In Order

Decent And In Order

by Ronald R. Stockton

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ISBN-13: 9780275966683
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Series: Religion in the Age of Transformation Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

RONALD R. STOCKTON is professor of political science who writes and teaches about the role of religion and religious values in the United States and overseas. He has published numerous scholarly articles as well as a book—A Time of Turmoil: Values and Voting in the 1970s (with Frank Wayman, 1983). He is also a university ombudsman.

Table of Contents

Institutional Theory

Why Sexual Misconduct Investigations Go Wrong

Beth-El: Early Problems

The Congregational Setting

Arrival at Beth-El

Escalation

Institutional Analysis

The Calvinist Concept of Discipline

The Special Case of Women in the Church

Beth-El and the Presbyterian Legal Process

Into the Breach

Back in the Pulpit

The Final Wave

Picking Up the Pieces

Institutional Process

Presbyterian Polity and Function

The Question of Due Process

Some Reflections and Suggestions

Lessons From This Case

Epilogue

Appendix

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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