""This book raises, in almost every story, the issue of power in human relationships. One of the important reasons for its publication is the repeated failure of the church to face this issue. It is so easy to dismiss claims of abuse between adults if we discount the issue of an imbalance of power. These stories face all clergy, and all those involved in client/professional relationships, with the need to come to terms with their grave responsibility and to develop a healthy and honest relationship with their own sexuality.""
--Rev. Dorothy McRae-McMahon
About the authors
Neil Ormerod is a well-known theologian, author, and Dean of Studies, St. Paul's Seminary, Sydney.
Thea Ormerod has a degree in social work and is currently employed as a domestic violence project officer.
The Ormerods have four children.
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Table of Contents
Dedication and Acknowledgments iv
Foreword Dorothy McRae-McMahon v
1 Pastoral Sexual Abuse 3
2 Celibacy: Problem or Solution? 21
3 From Victim to Survivor 33
4 The Abusive Minister 53
5 Perspectives on Church Response 71
6 A "Theology" of Abuse-Justifying the Unjustifiable 93
7 No Safe Place 111
8 A Sacred Betrayal 123
9 A History of Individual Vulnerability 137
10 Not Only Men Abuse 145
11 Not Just The Victim 151
12 Secret Sex-Public Power 161
Select Bibliography 177