Wolves within the Fold is the first collection of new articles dealing with abuse of authority by religious leaders and the victimization of their parishioners.The power of religion as a symbolic, salvationopromising enterprise resides in its authority to create and shape reality for believers and command their obedience. This power can inspire tremendous acts of human kindness, charity, compassion, and hope. But witch hunts, inquisitions, crusades, and pogroms show us how religious authority can be used for far darker ...

Wolves Within the Fold 1998, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813524900

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Wolves Within the Fold 1998, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

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