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Good Fences : The Boundaries of Hospitality - Caroline Westerhoff

Good Fences

The Boundaries of Hospitality

Paperback Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9780819221407
Number Of Pages: 192

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Hospitality and inclusion are important to the Church. Monastic communities are held up as a model, opening their doors to those who need a place to rest. But they also place boundaries on that hospitality, asking guests to observe house rules, and maintaining a cloistered area where guests are not permitted. "Good fences make good neighbors," wrote Robert Frost. Drawing on her training as a biologist and church consultant, Caroline Westerhoff explores the theological questions raised by boundaries. Filled with stories of actual families and communities, this book is excellent reading for church leaders and for individuals who want to be inclusive and yet maintain boundaries in their lives. John Westerhoff's study questions make this a helpful resource for parish study groups.

"This is a balanced, honest account in which the author generously shares much of her experience in her own ministry in order to assist Church leaders and others in this complex society in which so many live."

Prologue: Linesp. 1
Inside and Outsidep. 7
Welcomep. 32
Connectionsp. 53
Closed and Openp. 81
Moving and Changingp. 107
Neighborhoods and Neighborsp. 133
Epilogue: Good Fencesp. 155
Questions for Discussionp. 169
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ISBN: 9780819221407
ISBN-10: 0819221406
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.1  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition