Crisis, change and 'the continuous art of individual interpretation and negotiation': The aftermath of clerical sexual abuse in Newfoundland

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dc.contributor.author Bowman, Marion
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T16:50:05Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T16:50:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation BOWMAN, M. 2016. Crisis, change and 'the continuous art of individual interpretation and negotiation': the aftermath of clerical sexual abuse in Newfoundland. Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions, 3(1), 140-170. en
dc.identifier.volume 3 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 140 en
dc.identifier.endpage 170 en
dc.identifier.issn 2009-7409
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3804
dc.description.abstract At the core of this article is a significant but generally neglected incident, the clerical sexual abuse scandals that came to light in Newfoundland, Canada in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The focus of this piece is what happened after the abuse was uncovered, so often the untold story following the flurry of attention surrounding initial revelation. In order to understand this aftermath, the religio-cultural context of the abuse, reactions to the revelations and the many ways in which change occurred in their wake are examined through the lens of vernacular religion. This case study prompts reflection on what can be learned about the ways in which a range of people are forced to negotiate and interpret their relationship with institutional religion in times of crisis and change, and how a vernacular religious approach helps us to understand and contextualise this. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ISASR in association with the Study of Religions, University College Cork en
dc.relation.uri http://jisasr.org/
dc.rights (c)2016, The Author(s). en
dc.subject Clerical sexual abuse en
dc.subject Catholic church en
dc.subject Newfoundland en
dc.subject Clericalism en
dc.subject Folk religion en
dc.subject Vernacular religion en
dc.subject Lived religion en
dc.subject Faith en
dc.subject Practice en
dc.title Crisis, change and 'the continuous art of individual interpretation and negotiation': The aftermath of clerical sexual abuse in Newfoundland en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions en


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