In a series of confessional encounters with his Dublin therapist, Ian, he reveals the hoarded guilt that rationally explains an irrational phenomenon.
American confessional Protestantism lacks the strength, influence, and productivity to carry this much weight, and it has been so lacking for a long time.
They spoke in a confessional whisper.
Church leaders should not use the protection they enjoy from being forced to reveal the confessional conversations they have with parishioners to shield priests accused of child abuse.
The confessional language is stunning in its clarity: ‘I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.’
Did he mean he would violate the confessional seal?
Christian doctrine identifies the rules by which Christians use confessional language to define the social world that they indwell.
He was an unashamed confessional Calvinist in an age of doctrinal indifferentism.
OK I was just responded to by someone who listened to my stuff, cutting my confessional train of thought off.
By confusing the public and the private, today's confessional culture undermines the idea of the ‘public interest’.