Item description for Violence Against Women and Children: A Christian Theological Sourcebook by Carol J. Adams, Mary M. Fortune & Marie M. Fortune...
Overview Violence against women and children has reached epidemic proportions. It cuts across all economic strata and is found in our urban centers and the farthest corners of the nation. This is the only sourcebook on domestic violence for clergy and counselors.
Publishers Description "A hefty 500-page anthology of more than 30 academic articles examining sexual and domestic violence in the context of the Christion scriptures, tradition and teaching... the anthology is for readers willing to encounter some controversial approaches on the way to a deeper understanding of a complex subject." -Publishers Weekly>
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1995
Publisher Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN 0826408303 ISBN13 9780826408303
Availability 0 units.
More About Carol J. Adams, Mary M. Fortune & Marie M. Fortune
Carol J. Adams is an activist and author of "The Pornography of Meat," "Living Among Meat Eaters," and many other books challenging a sexist, meat-eating world. She is a sought-after speaker throughout North America and Europe, and has been invited to more than 100 campuses to show "The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show," which is always being updated to include contemporary cultural representations.
Carol J. Adams currently resides in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Violence Against Women and Children: A Christian Theological Sourcebook?
Faith-full responses Dec 9, 2007
For women's advocates and children's advocates, and especially for compassionate members of faith communities, this book is essential reading! As more of us move toward the realization that woman abuse and child abuse are part of a larger whole, books like "Violence Against Women and Children" are both helpful and necessary.
The essays contained in the book address both domestic violence and child abuse and neglect. They boldly address the response of the faith community. I say "boldly," because the book necessarily points out how faith communities tend to hide or minimize abuse and neglect. The sad result is that abusers are given the subtle message to continue, and victims/survivors learn that their faith community is yet another unsafe place to be. The essays give abundant and helpful suggestions for how faith leaders and faith communities can better address safety for victims/survivors, hold accountable batterers and perpetrators, and create an environment of respect and mutuality. Each essay is a gem. Pick and choose, or read from cover to cover--either method unearths untold treasures.
If you are a person of faith who cares about victims/survivors of child or woman abuse, this book is for you. It provides a theological foundation for response to violence, so necessary for persons of faith who want to effect peace.