Creative Leadership: Children, Divorce and the Church
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"The motive in writing this book is the hope of sharing a perspective of divorce that is all too often overlooked or ignored. It is difficult to realize that divorce leaves victims other than the ex-spouse. The children of divorce are also victims. They are victims of change where they had no choices; victims where the important players in their lives are torn from the careful scripting of the American idea of family." --from the Introduction Both a parish minister and a child of divorced parents, Adams contributes a pastoral care book to help ministers understand the necessity and benefits of counseling the child or adolescent of a divorcing family.
Douglas G. Adams. (Th.D., Graduate Theological Union) is Professor of Christianity and the Arts Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA. As scholar and teacher, Dr. Adams plays a leading role in the international field of religion and the arts, frequently lecturing on the arts at universities and churches across the nation.Dr. Adams's books and courses focus on how arts enlarge a church's vision, membership, and mission by drawing together persons of different races, ages, sexual orientations, and economic classes.Selected PublicationsThe Prostitute in the Family Tree: Discovering Humor and Irony in the Bible; Eyes to See Wholeness: Visual Arts Informing Biblical and Theological Studies in Education and Worship through the Church Year and Transcendence with the Human Body in Art: George Segal, Stephen De Staebler, Jasper Johns, and Christo.