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Sexual Immorality in the Missions Community: Overtones of Incest?

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Périodique : Journal of Psychology and Theology
Numéros : vol. 21, nº 1, ISSN 0091-6471 (Imprimé), ISSN 2328-1162 (En ligne)
Dates : Date de publication: 03/1993
Etendue : pp. 45-53
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Titre :

Sexual Immorality in the Missions Community: Overtones of Incest?

Résumé :

Anecdotal data, known widely to missions administrators, missionaries and missions-related mental health professionals, support the view that sexual immorality does occur in some measure in the missions community. The missions family comprises missionary couples and their children as well as singles quasi-related not by blood or contractual ties but through roles assumed in a system with family-like functions and responsibilities. Because the missions community takes on the character of a quasi-family system, occurrence of sexual immorality carries with it similar components of incest experienced in natural families, including family dysfunction, reactions to exposure of sexual immorality, victims’ self-blaming, power differential between victim and perpetrator, betrayal of victims’ trust, and secrecy. Elements in the quasi-family missions community that foster vulnerability to incest-like sexual harassment and/or abuse are considered together with moral, ethical and spiritual implications.

Mots clés libres :

Religious studies, General Psychology


Langue : anglais
Numéro de fiche : 1755
Source : CrossRef
Type de fiche : Article de périodique
Création : 23/11/2018
Dernière modification : 25/01/2019
Statut WordPress : Publié