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- ISBN: 9781609182366 | 1609182367
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/2/2011
An acclaimed, influential work now available in paper for the first time, this bestselling book applies the concepts of systemic family therapy to the emotional life of congregations. Edwin H. Friedman shows how the same understanding of family process that can aid clergy in their pastoral role also has important ramifications for negotiating congregational dynamics and functioning as an effective leader. Clergy from diverse denominations, as well as family therapists and counselors, have found that this book directly addresses the dilemmas and crises they encounter daily. It is widely used as a text in courses on pastoral care, leadership, and family systems. This book will be important reading for clergy and lay leaders, family therapists and counselors, instructors and students in both religious studies and mental health/family fields. It is also widely used as a text in courses on pastoral care, leadership, and family systems.