Sex in the Parish  -     By: Karen Lebacqz
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Sex in the Parish

Westminster John Knox Press / 1991 / Paperback

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This book speaks to the dynamics of sexual desire within the parish. Included are the experiences of a pastor who didn't set appropriate limits; explanations of how the pastoral role affects sexual contact between pastor and parishioner; suggestions of a framework for ethical analysis; an examination of questions of women in ministry, single pastors, and pastors who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual; and a review of other ethical issues related to ministerial practice.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1991
ISBN: 0664250874
ISBN-13: 9780664250874

Publisher's Description

Karen Lebacqz and Ronald Barton examine the gift of sexuality in relation to the parish and the dynamics of sexual desire and temptation. Included in this book are the expreiences of a pastor who did not set appropriate limits; explainations of how the pastoral role affects sexual contact between pastor and parishioner; suggestions for a framework of ethical analysis; an examination of questions for women in ministry, single pastors, and pastors who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual; and a review of ethical issues related to persons who carry responsibilities for the structures of ministerial practice.

Author Bio

Karen Lebacqz is Robert Gordon Sproul Professor Emeritus of Theological Ethics at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. Ronald G. Barton is a former Associate Conference Minister in the Northern California Conference of the United Church of Christ in San Francisco, California.

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