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Righteous Religion

Kathleen RitterCraig O'Neill

Righteous Religion

Kathleen RitterCraig O'Neill

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Righteous Religion assists readers in understanding the grip that authoritarian practices within Fundamentalism and Catholicism have on people in spite of financial and sexual scandals, misuse of power and influence, apparent hypocrisy and selective self-righteousness.

- Publisher Why are so many individuals discouraged, at spiritual dead ends, even when they are active participants in their churches? Righteous Religion exposes the authoritarian misuse of Christian teaching that often leaves its members ignored, chastised, or belittled. This new book offers hope for anyone who has struggled with disillusionment in the face of an unbending religious system. After unmasking a bewildering network of illusions that operate beneath the surface of Fundamentalism and dogmatic Catholicism, the authors help readers find their own voices of truth. This is a candid book that analyzes the grip of Fundamentalism and Catholicism on their respective followers, despite financial and sexual scandals, misuse of power and influence, apparent hypocrisy, and selective self-righteousness of these two religious systems.Using real life stories of ordinary people in ordinary churches, Righteous Religion demonstrates that the efforts involved in maintaining illusions are incompatible wi

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Righteous Religion assists readers in understanding the grip that authoritarian practices within Fundamentalism and Catholicism have on people in spite of financial and sexual scandals, misuse of power and influence, apparent hypocrisy and selective self-righteousness.
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Why are so many individuals discouraged, at spiritual dead ends, even when they are active participants in their churches? Righteous Religion exposes the authoritarian misuse of Christian teaching that often leaves its members ignored, chastised, or belittled. This new book offers hope for anyone who has struggled with disillusionment in the face of an unbending religious system. After unmasking a bewildering network of illusions that operate beneath the surface of Fundamentalism and dogmatic Catholicism, the authors help readers find their own voices of truth. This is a candid book that analyzes the grip of Fundamentalism and Catholicism on their respective followers, despite financial and sexual scandals, misuse of power and influence, apparent hypocrisy, and selective self-righteousness of these two religious systems.Using real life stories of ordinary people in ordinary churches, Righteous Religion demonstrates that the efforts involved in maintaining illusions are incompatible wi
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Table Of Contents

  • Contents Preface Introduction Part One: Illusions About Righteous Religion Toward An Authentic Voice Religion As The Fortress Of Absolute Truth Religion As A Parent Six Illusions Of Religion As The Good Parent Clergy As Healthy Parents Part Two: One Big Happy Family What Will People Think? To Thine Own Self Be Untrue Spinning A Web Scapegoating Shadow Carriers A Disowned Past Don't Rock The Boat Caught In The Middle Business As Usual Speaking With Forked Tongue Challenges To The Power Structure Part Three: Claiming Your Own Voice Grieving Illusions Living With Paradox Transforming Illusions Reference Notes Index

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  • Catalogue Code 100406
  • Product Code 0789060167
  • EAN 9780789060167
  • Pages 212
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Roman Catholicism
  • Publisher Haworth Press
  • Publication Date Jul 1996
  • Dimensions 221 x 155 x 21 mm
  • Weight 0.522kg

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