Date of Award
Master of Divinity (M.Div)
This study is an effort to inform the parish pastor of his rights in this area. It is written from the viewpoint and knowledge of a layman and is not an attempt to present legal advice in any particular situation which might occur during a pastor's functions as a counselor. It is merely an attempt to lay the facts before him and hopefully enable a more enlightened approach to the possible legal pitfalls of the counseling situation. In every case where there is a legal question involved the pastor should consult an attorney.
Claussen, Lynn, "Confidences to Clergymen: Their Legal Status as Privileged Information" (1972). Master of Divinity Thesis. 116.
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