Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue by Edwin H. FriedmanGeneration to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue by Edwin H. Friedman

Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue

byEdwin H. FriedmanEditorEdwin H. Friedman

Paperback | March 2, 2011

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This acclaimed, influential work 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 family systems and pastoral care.

Edwin H. Friedman, until his death in 1996, worked for more than 35 years in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, and was in great demand as a consultant and public speaker throughout the country. A family therapist and ordained rabbi, Dr. Friedman was well known in the fields of mental health and pastoral education for his motivatio...
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Title:Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and SynagogueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:319 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 2, 2011Publisher:Guilford PublicationsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI. Family Theory1. The Idea of a Family2. Understanding Family ProcessII. The Families within the Congregation3. The Marital Bond4. Child-Focused Families5. Body and Soul in Family Process6. When the Parent Becomes the Child7. A Family Approach to Life-Cycle CeremoniesIII. The Congregation as a Family System8. Family Process and Organizational Life9. Leadership and Self in a Congregational Family10. Leaving and Entering a Congregational FamilyIV. The Personal Families of the Clergy11. The Immediate Family: Conflict and Traps12. The Extended Family: Its Potential for Salvation