THE ROLE OF THE MINISTER'S WIFE by Wallace Denton

THE ROLE OF THE MINISTER'S WIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Denton writes for women married to ministers or engaged to them, but it would be a good thing if the men read it, too, and then for extra understanding placed it in the hands of several influential laymen. This is no book of parsonage etiquette. Rather, it is a sociopsychological study based on an intensive experience with thirty ministers' wives picked at random in the New York metropolitan area, and then reinforced by further reactions from other ministers' wives who attended seminars conducted by the author and based on their husbands' work and the part they played in it. Then there were some years of counselling in the Midwest, where some of the clients were wives of ministers. Dr. Denton examines what these clergy wives perceive that their Church, community and family, expect of them and how they react to this expectation.

Pub Date: May 14th, 1962
Publisher: Westminster