Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis

Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis

by Philip Jenkins

Hardcover(1ST REPLIC)

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Overview

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: 9780735105089
Publisher: Replica Books
Publication date: 10/01/2000
Edition description: 1ST REPLIC
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Philip Jenkins, one of the world's leading religion scholars joined Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion as Distinguished Professor of History and Co-Director for the Program on Historical Studies of Religion.

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