Confronting power and sex in the Catholic Church : reclaiming the spirit of Jesus (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Confronting power and sex in the Catholic Church : reclaiming the spirit of Jesus

Author: Geoffrey Robinson
Publisher: Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Robinson
ISBN: 9780814618653 0814618650 9781920721473 1920721479
OCLC Number: 191024083
Notes: "First published in Australia in 2007 by John Garratt Publishing"--Title page verso.
Description: 307 pages ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Robinson ; foreword by Donald Cozzens.
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"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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