Bullying in the Churches

Bullying in the Churches

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Do bullies have free rein in our churches? Who are the bullies? What is scapegoating? Is it possible to practice the mercy and forgiveness demanded by Gospel ethics while also protecting people from emotional and professional damage? These are some of the questions that Stephen Finlan seeks to answer, looking for an ethic of behavior that is both spiritually valid and psychologically wise. He seeks responses to bullying that are both qwiseq and qharmlessq (Matt 10:16), that do not leave people helpless against the cruelty of church bullies. Bullying has become a major concern in schools and workplaces, but the church sometimes lags behind the secular workplace in its ethics.Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 4th edition. American ... Road Runner: The Body in Motion. nashville: Abingdon, 2002. Basingstoke ... Memorial 28. http://www.methodist.org.uk/media/934451/conf-2013-memorials- finalpost-conference-0913.pdf. Beaudoin ... On the Savannahnow.com website at http://savannahnow.com/accent/2014-0630/bullying-breakdown-bullies-church- pew#.

Title:Bullying in the Churches
Author:Stephen Finlan
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2015-06-04


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