In this adaptation of her dissertation, Estwick focuses generally on aspects of contemporary American religion and more particularly on the resolution of conflicts surrounding gay inclusion. Discussions of clerical experiences reconciling social conflicts with personal faith serve to guide individuals struggling with issues that can be painful and contentious, but which can lead ultimately to healing and spiritual growth. Chapter Headings1 Questioning Clergy2 Conflict within the Episcopal Church3 Paths to Conflict Resolution4 Surrounded by Challenges5 Resolved to Resolve; How clergy learned6 Reaching Out to Establish Balance;7 Walking a Tightrope; Applied learning8 A Review of the Distance Traveled9 An Efficient Route10 Moving Forward; What clergy learned
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Conflict, Reconciliation, and Gay Inclusion
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