Betrayal of trust : sexual misconduct in the pastorate / Stanley J. Grenz and Roy D. Bell. [print]Material type: TextPublication details: Downers Grove, Illinois : InterVarsity Press, (c)1995.Description: 188 pages ; 22 cmContent type:
- BV4392.B487 1995
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1. The Scope of the Problem 2. The Pastor at Risk 3. Misconduct as Betrayal of a Sexual Trust 4. Misconduct as Betrayal of a Power Trust 5. Ministering to the Victims of Misconduct 6. The Pastor and the Prevention of Misconduct 7. The Church's Response to Misconduct.
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.