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Telling Truths in Church: Scandal, Flesh, and Christian Speech
     

Telling Truths in Church: Scandal, Flesh, and Christian Speech

by Mark D. Jordan
 

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ISBN-10: 0807010553

ISBN-13: 9780807010556

Pub. Date: 06/15/2004

Publisher: Beacon Press

Is the reform we have seen in the wake of the pedophilia scandals in the Catholic Church meaningful? Have our conversations about the causes of these scandals delved as deeply as they need to? For those questioning the relations between hierarchical power, secrecy, and sexuality in institutional religion, Mark D. Jordan's eloquent meditations on what truths about

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Is the reform we have seen in the wake of the pedophilia scandals in the Catholic Church meaningful? Have our conversations about the causes of these scandals delved as deeply as they need to? For those questioning the relations between hierarchical power, secrecy, and sexuality in institutional religion, Mark D. Jordan's eloquent meditations on what truths about sexuality need to be told in church-and the difficulty of telling any truths-will be a balm and a revelation.

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ISBN-13:
9780807010556
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Telling Truths in a "Church Crisis"1
Chapter 2Telling Secrets: Scandal and Church Reform10
Chapter 3Telling Loves: Same-Sex Unions and Chatter about Marriage34
Chapter 4Telling God: Honesty in Theology59
Chapter 5Telling God's Body: The Flesh of Incarnation79
Chapter 6Christian Words99
Notes109
Acknowledgments118
Index119

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