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Title The abuse of minors in the Catholic Church : dismantling the culture of cover ups / edited by Anthony J. Blasi and Lluis Oviedo
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020


Description 1 online resource (xi, 249 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in religion
Routledge studies in religion.
Contents 1 Sexual abuse of young boys in the Roman Catholic Church : an insider clinician's academic perspective -- 2 Clerical abuses of minors and cultural context : which link? -- 3 Does faulty theology play a role in the abuse crisis? -- 4 Social networks and sexual abuse in the Catholic Church : when priests become pirates -- 5 From causes toward stratagems and theological considerations -- 6 Canonical response to the sexual abuse crisis in the United States -- 7 Tort liability and representations of religious authority in clergy sex abuse litigation -- 8 Sexual abuse of minors and clerical homosexuality : comments on a puzzling correlation -- 9 Conclusion: trying to learn some lessons and correct past mistakes
Summary "This book offers an academically rigorous examination of the biological, psychological, social and ecclesiastical processes that allowed sexual abuse in the Catholic Church to happen and then be covered up. The collected essays provide a means to better assess systemic wrongdoing in religious institutions, so that they can be more effectively held to account. An international team of contributors apply a necessarily multi-disciplinary approach to this difficult subject. Chapters look closely at the sexual abuse of minors by Roman Catholic clerics, explaining the complexity of this issue, which cannot be reduced to simple misconduct, sexual deviation, or a management failure alone. The book will help the reader to better understand the social, organizational, and cultural processes in the Church over recent decades, as well as the intricate world of beliefs, moral rules, and behaviours. It concludes with some strategies for change at the individual and corporate levels that will better ensure safeguarding within the Catholic Church and its affiliate institutions. This multifaceted study gives a nuanced analysis of this huge organizational failure and offers recommendations for effective ways of preventing it in the future. As such, it will be of keen interest to scholars of Religious Studies, Sociology of Religion, Psychology, Psychiatry, Legal Studies, Ethics, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History, and Theology"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Anthony J. Blasi is a retired Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Tennessee State University, USA. He is the author of many books in Religion including Sociologies of Religion: National Traditions (2015) and Sociology of Religion in America. A History of a Secular Fascination with Religion (2014). Lluis Oviedo is Full Professor for Theological Anthropology and Fundamental Theology at the Pontifical University Antonianum of Rome, Italy. He is also an invited Professor at the Instituto Teologico de Murcia, Spain, and the Co-Editor of the Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions (2013)
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 01, 2020)
Subject Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Sexual behavior.
Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Psychology.
SUBJECT Catholic Church fast
Subject Child sexual abuse -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Child sexual abuse by clergy.
Child sexual abuse -- Prevention
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Catholicism.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology of Religion.
Child sexual abuse by clergy
Child sexual abuse -- Prevention
Child sexual abuse -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
Clergy -- Psychology
Clergy -- Sexual behavior
Form Electronic book
Author Blasi, Anthony J., editor.
Oviedo, Lluis, editor.
LC no. 2020003536
ISBN 9781003002567