Ministerial Ethics: Moral Formation for Church Leaders
Ministerial Ethics provides both new and experienced pastors with tools for sharpening their personal and professional decision-making skills. The authors seek to explain the unique moral role of the minister and the ethical responsibilities of the vocation and to provide "a clear statement of the ethical obligations contemporary clergy should assume in their personal and professional lives." Trull and Carter deal with such areas as family life, confidentiality, truth-telling, political involvement, working with committees, and relating to other church staff members.
First published in 1993, this edition has been thoroughly updated throughout and contains expanded sections on theological foundations, the role of character, confidentiality, and the timely topic of clergy sexual abuse. Appendices describing various denominational ministerial codes of ethics are included.
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The world today is marked by an “ethical uncertainty” (13) which makes it difficult for people, let alone professionals, to know what they ought to do in any given situation. This problem is magnified ... Read full review
that book was given to me by one of my instructors at school. it was such a blessing until i gave two away to friends of mine. everyone don't have assess to proper training even in this day and time. Read full review
Preface to the Second Edition
Career or Profession?
Endowed or Acquired?
Incidental or Intentional?
Friend or Foe?
Cooperation or Competition?
Threat or Opportunity?
Clergy Sexual Abuse