Journals Higher Education



20 July 2013

388 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780199328970

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Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church

Gender, Power, and Organizational Culture

Marie Keenan

  • Presents a controversial thesis that institutional dimensions can produce damaging dynamics in hierarchical organizations like the Church
  • First-person narratives of clerical perpetrators offer compelling accounts from an infrequently examined perspective
  • Proposes a way forward with a new ecclesiology and critical theology
  • A unique reference for scholars of the Church and therapists who work with both victims and offenders