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Is there life after divorce in the church?

Author: Richard Lyon Morgan
Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : John Knox Press, ©1985.
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Morgan, Richard Lyon, 1929-
Is there life after divorce in the church?
Atlanta, Ga. : John Knox Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)559505155
Online version:
Morgan, Richard Lyon, 1929-
Is there life after divorce in the church?
Atlanta, Ga. : John Knox Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)609524606
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lyon Morgan
ISBN: 080421123X 9780804211239
OCLC Number: 11972693
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: ix, 184 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I: A Nagging Issue: Divorced Persons in the Church --
Archaic Ideas about Divorce --
The Rising Divorce Rate --
Myths and Misconceptions --
Ministry to the New Gentiles --
My Divorce Journey --
II: Loosening the Tie that Binds: Pain and Process --
Stages of Divorce --
Stage One: Separation --
Stage Two: Mourning --
Stages One and Two for Divorced Clergy --
Stage Three: In-between Times --
Stage Four: Reconnection --
"Tis All in Pieces": The Need for a Christian Theology of Divorce --
III: "Tis All in Pieces": The Need for a Christian Theology of Divorce --
Evidences of the Need --
What Jesus is Accused of Saying About Divorce and Remarriage --
The Radical Life-giving Teaching of Jesus --
Some Individual Efforts --
Official Church Restatements --
IV: A Christian Theology of Divorce --
Based on a Theology of Marraige --
Perceived as a Dying Experience --
Divorce as Breaking the Covenant: Adultery as Relational Failure --
God's Grace and Love Uniquely Available --
Stages of Guilt --
The Hard Work of Godly Penitence --
Resurrection and New Life --
Recovery of Faith --
Impilcations of a Christian Theology of Divorce --
V: The Church Responds to Initial Pain --
Magnified Embarrassment --
Rituals for Separating --
A Service of Divorce --
Creative Ministries to the Newly Separated --
To the Married --
Divorce Support Groups --
VI: The Church Responds to Life after Divorce --
The Remarriage Issue --
The Permissive Response --
The Legalistic Response --
The Double Standard --
The Pastoral Response --
A Model for Ministry to Remarrieds --
Pastoral Remarital Counseling --
A Couples-sponsored Peer Ministry --
Planning the Remarriage --
Pastoral Care After the Remarriage --
What Can be Expected of Clergy When Divorce Occurs --
Pastoral Care for the Divorcing --
Counseling --
Stages of Divorce Counseling --
Pastors as Counselors --
Pre-divorce Counseling --
Divorce Mediation --
Post-divorce Counseling --
Preaching --
VIII: The Church Reconstructs Broken Lives --
Integrity of the Church at Stake --
Creative Liturgy and Learning --
Seminars on Divorce, Remarriage, and the Church --
Being a People-oriented Shepherd --
Offering Koinonia.
Responsibility: Richard Lyon Morgan ; foreword by William V. Arnold.

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