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Confronting power and sex in the Catholic Church : reclaiming the spirit of Jesus / Geoffrey Robinson ; foreword by Donald Cozzens.

By: Robinson, Geoffrey, 1937-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, c2008Description: 307 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780814618653 (pbk.); 0814618650 (pbk.).Subject(s): Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Sexual behavior | Catholic Church -- Doctrines | Child sexual abuse by clergy | Sex -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church | Church renewal -- Catholic Church
Contents:
Introduction -- 1. Healthy people in a health relationship with a healthy God -- 2. The two books of God -- 3. Spiritual discernment -- 4. An eternal plan, a sharing of life and the reign of God -- 5. 'Like his brothers in every respect' -- 6. In service of God's people -- 7. The authority of 'the church' -- 8. Free and responsible -- 9. A turbulence and a whirlpool -- 10. The return to an original sexual ethic -- 11. A dark grace, a severe mercy -- 12. The prison of the past -- 13. A government in which all participate -- 14. A change of heart and mind.
Summary: "Offers a critique of the church's use and misuse of power, from the pope proclaiming infallibly down to the preacher claiming a divine authority for every word spoken from the pulpit. Going back to the Bible and the teaching of Jesus, he presents an approach to sexual morality that is profound, compassionate, and people-centered. He stresses the priority of the hierarchy of holiness over the hierarchy of power"--Publisher description.
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BX 1912.9 .R59 2008 (Browse shelf) Available 30092101087899
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"First published in Australia in 2007 by John Garratt Publishing"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction -- 1. Healthy people in a health relationship with a healthy God -- 2. The two books of God -- 3. Spiritual discernment -- 4. An eternal plan, a sharing of life and the reign of God -- 5. 'Like his brothers in every respect' -- 6. In service of God's people -- 7. The authority of 'the church' -- 8. Free and responsible -- 9. A turbulence and a whirlpool -- 10. The return to an original sexual ethic -- 11. A dark grace, a severe mercy -- 12. The prison of the past -- 13. A government in which all participate -- 14. A change of heart and mind.

"Offers a critique of the church's use and misuse of power, from the pope proclaiming infallibly down to the preacher claiming a divine authority for every word spoken from the pulpit. Going back to the Bible and the teaching of Jesus, he presents an approach to sexual morality that is profound, compassionate, and people-centered. He stresses the priority of the hierarchy of holiness over the hierarchy of power"--Publisher description.

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