Beyond the Scandals: A Guide to Healthy Sexuality for Clergy

By G. Lloyd Rediger | Go to book overview

6.
DISSONANT SEXUAL EXPRESSIONS

I DESIGNATE the next group of sexual categories as “dissonant” sexual expressions. This suggests that, while each is variable and clinically and socially distinct, they have in common a highly significant characteristic, namely, they are in some measure out of harmony with traditional, contemporary, and/or religious mores.

Dissonant here means unusual, variant, divergent, only in the sense of being different from what is considered acceptable in a traditional American setting. Behaviors included in this grouping draw mixed reactions and are judged differently by different segments of society. Their acceptability depends upon a nebulous sense of indifference, naïveté, bias, prejudice, participation, or moral judgment. Each has negative and positive potentials, and each is undergoing evaluation as American mores and theology are in transition.

The focus will be on the dark side of each of these sexual categories, for this is a central purpose of this hook. But the potential for good, though sometimes small, will be mentioned. For we are learning that there is good and bad in everyone, and good and had in nearly any experience.

-91-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Beyond the Scandals: A Guide to Healthy Sexuality for Clergy
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Beyond the Scandals i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Part One - Context 1
  • 1 - Understanding Contemporary Clergy Sex Scandals 3
  • 2 - Diagnosis- Abnormal 21
  • Part Two - Cases and Interventions 41
  • 3 - An Instructive Generic Case 43
  • 4 - Worst-Case Scenarios- Child Abuse 56
  • 5 - Insidious Sexual Misconduct 73
  • 6 - Dissonant Sexual Expressions 91
  • 7- Victim-Survivor- Care and Prevention 111
  • Part Three - Healthy Sexuality 137
  • 8 - Why People Act as They Do 139
  • 9 - Healthy Sexuality- Its Joys, Varieties, and Agendas 163
  • 10 - The Joy of Healthy Sex 187
  • Appendix 205
  • Works Cited 212
  • Acknowledgments 217
  • Index 222
  • About the Author 240
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 240

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.