The Pastor as Moral Guide

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Fortress Press, Mar 1, 1999 - Religion - 135 pages
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Adultery, divorce, racism, teen pregnancy, white-collar crime, living wills-these are among the many complex moral issues that Christians face and for which they often seek guidance from their pastors. This book is designed to assist pastors in developing their skills in providing moral guidance to their parishioners in a culture characterized by both ethical confusion and increasingly complex moral choices. Rebekah Miles, a gifted thinker and writer, guides the reader through the landscape of the moral life and offers a simple but profound map of the moral terrain along with practical tools to enable pastoral caregivers to serve more effectively as moral guides.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Perplexed but Not Driven to Despair Maps of the Moral Landscape
19
Being Doers of the Word Reading Maps and Teaching Map Skills
35
Good and Faithful Servants Making Money and Finding Meaning in Work
60
I Am My Beloveds and My Beloved Is Mine Marriage and Divorce
76
Keeping Watch over the Shepherds by Day and Night Sexual Misconduct and Accountability among Moral Guides
103
Conclusion
123
Notes
127
Bibliography
130
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Rebekah L. Miles is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of United Methodist Studies at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University.

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