Item description for Confronting the Demon: A Gospel Response to Adult Bullying by Gerald A. Arbuckle...
Overview Bullying is not something confined to school children. It is a widespread form of abuse found in families, workplaces, organizations (including churches), and beyond. This book focuses on the nature and type of contemporary bullying and what the Christian Scriptures advise to prevent it.
Bullying is not something confined to school children. It is a widespread abuse found in families, workplaces, organizations (including churches), and beyond. "Confronting the Demon "focuses on the nature and types of contemporary bullying and what the Christian Scriptures advise to prevent it.
Bullying is a quality of most forms of violence, including racial, religious, and sex-based discrimination; sexual, physical, and psychological abuse; persecution and terrorism. This book focuses on such contemporary examples as the 2001 terrorist attacks, hate crimes around the world, sexual abuse, particularly among the churches, and cultures which promote bullying. Questions at the end of each chapter help people examine their own vulnerability to the vice of bullying and relate the context of its nature, meaning, and power to their own lives.
Chapters are Adult Bullying: Definition and Types," *Bullies and Victims, - *Cultures of Bullying, - and *A Gospel Response. -
"Gerald A. Arbuckle, SM, PhD, is the co-director of Refounding and Pastoral Research Unit, Sydney, Australia. He is the author of "From Chaos to Mission: Refounding Religious Life Formation, Healthcare Ministry: Refounding the Mission in Tumultuous Times"and "Violence, Society, and the Church" published by Liturgical Press.""
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Gerald A. Arbuckle, SM, is codirector of Refounding and Pastoral Development, a research ministry, in Sydney, Australia. He is internationally known for his expertise in helping church leaders minister effectively in a postmodern world. In 2011 he presented the Martin D'Arcy, SJ, Lectures at Oxford University. He is the author of many books, including Violence, Society, and the Church; Laughing with God; and Culture, Inculturation, and Theologians, all from Liturgical Press.