Betrayal of trust: sexual misconduct in the pastorate

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InterVarsity Press, 1995 - Religion - 188 pages
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The problem of professionals sexually abusing clients has reached epidemic proportions. Such misconduct is now so widespread that insurance companies are limiting or eliminating their coverage of it. And sadly, some observers fear women are more likely to be abused at church than in the workplace. Betrayal of Trust is one of the first comprehensive evangelical treatments of this crisis. It outlines how sexual misconduct by clergy is a breach both of power and of sexual trust. It helps churches know how to aid those who have been abused and, importantly, gives guidance on the prevention of abuse by clergy.

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This sobering book takes a clear, hard look at cases in which clergy become inappropriately romantically/sexually involved with people under their care; the authors examine the reasons why this ... Read full review


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Misconduct as Betrayal of a Sexual Trust

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Stanley J. Grenz is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Carey/Regent College, Vancouver, and affiliate professor at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of many books, including "Theology for the Community of God" and "A Primer on Postmodernism". Westminster John Knox Press has published several of his books, including "Sexual Ethics: An Evangelical Perspective"; "Welcoming But Not Affirming: An Evangelical Response to Homosexuality"; and "What Christians Really Believe and Why".

Bell is Professor Emeritus of Family Ministries at Regent College/Carey Theology College, Vancouver, B.C. He has served in a variety of positions, including principal at Carey Hall, pastor at Baptist churches in Vancouver and Calgary, and the Vice-President of the Baptist World Alliance.

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