Practice what You Preach: Virtues, Ethics, and Power in the Lives of Pastoral Ministers and Their Congregations

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James F. Keenan, Joseph J. Kotva
Rowman & Littlefield, 1999 - 337 strán (strany)
Calling for accountability, Practice What You Preach discusses ethical questions that arise in congregations and pastoral leadership. Formation of pastors, empowering leaders, resolving power struggles between clergy and laity—these and other critical pastoral issues are addressed by an ecumenical group of contributors. Divided into four parts: the way the churches train their pastors; the way their pastors live; the way communities worship; and the way communities behave, this collection identifies and offers positive solutions to areas where churches are often slow to change. Each essay begins with a case describing a typical problem—from wages to in-fighting—and then discusses what virtues or character traits might be developed to resolve the problem effectively.
 

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Admissions and Candidacy Development
17
Testing Religious Order Candidates for HIV
29
Ordination Marriage and Pastoral Assignments
43
Married Clergy and the Acceptance of Appointments
56
The Way Pastors Live
67
The Pastor and Personal Relationships
71
The Wisdom of Boundaries Power and Vulnerability in Ministry
81
Virtue Ethics and the Sexual Formation of Clergy
101
Inclusive Language and Communion
171
No One Goes Away Hungry from the Table of the Lord Eucharistic Sharing in Ecumenical Contexts
186
The Way Communities Behave
203
Empowering Leaders Chapter Fourteen Leadership in Empowering Others A Case Study from Rural CongregationsParishes
209
Ministerial Malaise and Disillusionment Recovering Hope in Ministry
225
Arbitrating Conflict
239
Doctrine and Ecclesiastical Authority A Contemporary Controversy in the Armenian Church
252
Serving the Church and Facing the Law Virtues for Committee Members Evaluating a Pastor
268

Context Affecting SelfUnderstanding
115
Virtue Ethics and the Problem of African American Clergy Ethics in the Culture of Deference
128
CONGREGATIONS AND POWER
141
The Way Communities Worship
143
Truth in Prayer and Preaching
147
The Preacher and the Virtue of Forgiveness
157
The Measure of Justice
280
His Dogs More Than Us Virtue in Situations of Conflict Between Women Religious and Their Ecclesiastical Employers
293
Collegiality as a Moral and Ethical Practice
315
Contributors
333
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James F. Keenan, S.J., has an S.T.D. from the Gregorian University and currently teaches at Weston Jesuit, where he is professor of moral theology and director of the doctoral program. Rev. Joseph J. Kotva Jr., is pastor of First Mennonite Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania, which regularly holds regional ecumenical discussions. He holds a doctorate in Theology and Ethics from Fordham University, has published several articles, and is the author of The Christian Case for Virtue Ethics.

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