Item description for The Battered Wife by Nancy Nason-Clark...
Overview The authors sociological research reveals how churches and secular organization have responded--sometimes with assistance, sometimes not--to victims of violence in their midst and how their response could be more effective. By exploring the relationship between violence and Christians' response to it from various perspectives--those of victim, clergy, congregation--this book ultimately encourages a pastoral assistance that reduces violence in the world and helps victims find the inner strength to leave their gardens.
Family life is often a place of violence, especially violence against women--in Christian homes as well as in secular ones. Nancy Nason-Clark's sociological investigations allow her to analyze this problem and to reveal how Christian communities respond to family violence in positive ways. She also to suggests how church and secular agencies can cooperate for even more effective action.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.01" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Release Date Mar 18, 2004
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664256929 ISBN13 9780664256920
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More About Nancy Nason-Clark
Nancy Nason-Clark is professor of sociology at University of New Brunswick, Canada. Her books include No Place for Abuse, Refuge from Abuse and The Battered Wife: How Christians Confront Family Violence. She is the creator of the RAVE (Religion and Violence e-Learning) Project website.
Nancy Nason-Clark was born in 1956 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of New Brunswick.