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Pastoral Ethics Professional Responsibilities of the Clergy

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ISBN-10: 0687303389

ISBN-13: 9780687303380

Edition: N/A

Authors: Noyce

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List price: $25.99
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 12/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Introduction
A Framework for Pastoral Ethics
Promise-making
Aspects of Professional Commitment
Ethics and the More Excellent Way
The Ethics of Pastoral Leadership
Faithful Integrity
Leadership Within, Not Above
Leadership Style
An Ethics of Management
Mediating Within the Oikumene
Creative Leadership and Ethical Restraint
The Ethics of Preaching and Teaching
Fidelity in Preaching
Responsibility to and with Scripture
Integrity in Preaching
Freedom of the Pulpit--and Pew
Preaching on Social Issues
In Sum: The Promise of Preaching
Ethical Concerns in Pastoral Care
The Moral Setting for Pastoral Care
Contract and Availability
Who Are in the "Parish"?
Referral
Professional Distance
The Minister as Moral Counselor
Applications in Pastoral Care
Confidentiality
A Long Tradition
Telling the Truth with Dying Patients
Cross Gender Pastoral Care and Counseling
Sexual Contact with Parishioners
Clergy Adultery and Divorce
Serving as Reference
Independent Pastoral Counseling
Financing Ministry
Ambiguities
Moonlighting and Tent Making
The Erosion of Clergy Pay
Fees and Honoraria
Guidelines
Fund Raising
Clergy Unions
Evaluation and Increments
The Simple Life
Relationships with Other Clergy
Relations to Successors
Competition
Ecumenical Ethics
The Assistant, the Associate, and the Interim
Colleagueship
References
Community Outreach and Social Action
Recent History
Dilemmas of Public Ministry
Public Ministry Imperatives
Some Axioms and Obligations
Church and State
Partisan Politics and the Pastor
Corporate Church and Individual Pastor
Public Relations, Evangelism, and Church Growth
Four Affirmations
Professional Perspective
Method in Evangelism and Promotion
Principles of Action
Personal Life
Freedom of Self: the Public-Private Boundary
Congruence
Time for Work and Family
"Distance" and Availability
Professional Growth
Prayer
A Brief Postscript: "But is the Ministry a Profession?"
An Ambiguous Word
"Professional" More Positively Defined
Institution and Ordained Ministry
In Sum: Commitment and Competence
Approaches to Pastoral Ethics
Bibliography
Index