Religion and Men's Violence Against Women

Religion and Men's Violence Against Women

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ISBN10: 1493965859 ISBN13: 9781493965854 Publisher: Springer Verlag Published: Aug 16 2016 Weight: 1.90lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 7.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English

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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 justifying their actions to survivors' conflicting feelings toward their faith. The core of the book surveys findings on gender violence across Christian, Jewish, Islamic, 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. Among the topics featured: - Ecclesiastical policies vs. lived social relationships: gender parity, attitudes, and ethics. - Women

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