Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church: Reclaiming the Spirit of Jesus (Google eBook)

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Liturgical Press, 2008 - Religion - 307 pages
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Drawing on his own experience in responding to abuse, Bishop Geoffrey Robinson methodically 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, above all, to 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.

He offers nothing less than a vision for a church of the third millennium 'a church that wants to see in its members the responsibility appropriate to adults rather than the obedience appropriate to children and wants to help al people to grow to become al they are capable of being.

You will love or hate this book but not be ale to remain neutral.

"Through the story of sexual abuse and the church's response, I came to the unshakeable belief that within the Catholic Church there absolutely must be profound and enduring change. In particular, there must be change on the two subjects of power and sex."
'From the Introduction

"Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, who has degrees in philosophy, theology, and church law, was Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Sydney from 1984 until his retirement in 2004. In 1994, he was elected by the Australian Bishops to the National Committee for professional Standards, coordinating the response of the Catholic Church in Australia to revelations of sexual abuse, and from 1997 until 2003 he was cochairman of this committee."

  

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Contents

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About the author (2008)

Robinson served as head of the Church tribunal of the State of New South Wales, Australia, from 1971 to 1983 and as President of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand from 1976 to 1983. Ordained a bishop in 1984, he has served since then as Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney.

Donald Cozzens, Ph.D., a priest and writer, is author of two award-winning and bestselling books,

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