Religion and Men's Violence Against Women /

"This reference offers the nuanced understanding and practical guidance needed to address domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in diverse religious communities. Introductory chapters sort through the complexities, from abusers' distorting of sacred texts to justify thei...

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Other Authors: Johnson, Andy J. (Editor)
Language: English
Published: New York : Springer, 2015.
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Format: Printed Book Book Nonfiction
Summary: "This reference offers the nuanced understanding and practical guidance needed to address domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in diverse religious communities. Introductory chapters sort through the complexities, from abusers' distorting of sacred texts to justify their actions to survivors' conflicting feelings toward their faith. The core of the book surveys findings on gender violence across Christian, Jewish, Eastern, and Indigenous traditions--both attitudes that promote abuse and spiritual resources that can be used to promote healing. Best practices are included for appropriate treatment of survivors, their children, and abusers; and for partnering with communities and clergy toward stemming violence against women."--Back cover.
Physical Description: xxv, 474 pages : illustrations 27 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781493922659
1493922653