Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews Ethics in the Sanctuary: Examining the Practices of Organized Religion by Margaret P Battin from Yale University Press:
Battin points out how religious bodies and organizers have often been excused from ethical criticism, and develops an approach to some of the ethical problems common among religious organizations. She draws on both the discipline of professional ethics and “everyday” ethical notions commonly used in criticizing the derelictions of leaders and teachers. The issues in her principal case studies are confidentiality, informed consent in decision making, and paternalism. This book provides valuable food for thought for any clergy. [via]
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