NEEDS OF THE HEART. A SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRAZIL'S CLERGY AND SEMINAIRES.
Serbin, Kenneth P.
[South Bend, Indiana]: University of Notre Dame, 2006. 1st ed. 8vo, bds, dust jacket, 476 p., index, bibl. New Hardcover 0268041199 "In Needs of the Heart, Kenneth P. Serbin examines the rise and crisis of a model of priestly vocation that was not 'traditional' but rather a new discipline, institutionalized in the mid-nineteenth century. Its intimate, splendidly documented analysis of men's responses to that model can give us a constructive perspective on the coverups of sexual misconduct within the American clergy. Needs of the Heart is also an extraordinary history of the Sixties in Latin America. The countercultural and experimental movements within Brazil's seminaries, ranging from psychoanalysis to 'living alongside the people,' offer us a touchstone for judging the promise and contradictions in the post-1945 Christian quest for individual fulfillment and social justice." óDain Borges, University of Chicago (Item ID: 154813)
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