Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis


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An Eighth Day View:

This volume takes a close, dispassionate look at the entire history of the issue of sexual abuse among the clergy, and especially among the Roman Catholic clergy. From the first rumblings to today's headlines, Philip Jenkins has written a fascinating, exhaustive, and, above all, even-handed account that not only puts this particular crisis in perspective, but offers an eye-opening look at the way in which an issue takes hold of the popular imagination. Jenkins reassures us about our local clergy, but also delivers a disturbing message about how vulnerable we are to the news media. Meticulously documented and dispassionately argued, this volume marks a watershed in the discussion of an issue of enormous current interest, one that will not disappear from the headlines any time soon.

Title:: Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis


Categories: Catholic Studies,

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: 2001-05-17

ISBN Number:: 0195145976

ISBN Number: 13: 9780195145977

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: Used - Good

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