Religion and Men's Violence Against Women

Editors: Johnson, Andy J. (Ed.)

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  • Examines the interface between diverse religious cultures and men’s violence against women
  • Reviews research on spiritual and religious coping with trauma
  • Focuses on how to work within rather than work against the religious culture of the client
  • Introduces guidelines on consultation with a wide range of religious groups
  • Provides a conceptual model of religious cultural identity development
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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’s spiritual struggles and resources to cope with intimate partner aggression.
  • Christian stereotypes and violence against North America’s native women.
  • Addressing intimate partner violence in rural church communities.
  • Collaboration between community service agencies and faith-based institutions.
  • Providing hope in faith communities: creating a domestic violence policy for families.

Religion and Men's Violence against Women will gain a wide audience among psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals who treat religious clients or specialize in treating survivors and perpetrators of domestic and intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual assault, rape, or human trafficking.

About the authors

Andy Johnson teaches at Bethel University in the graduate program in counseling psychology as well as the undergraduate programs in psychology and religious studies. His research interests are in the areas of gender violence prevention, religious predictors of domestic violence and rape myth acceptance, and trauma and resiliency. He earned an MA and Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Notre Dame.

Reviews

“This book explores violence against women across different religious traditions such as Christian, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sikh. … The book provides ways for mental health professionals to deal with spirituality and violence. … This book discusses men’s violence against women within a number of religious traditions, describing the problem and possible solutions. The authors demonstrate how the community can work with religious organizations to decrease incidents of domestic violence.” (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody's Book Reviews, October, 2015)


Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • Violence Against Women in Religious Communities: An Introduction

    Damron, Jillian E. H, M.A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Men’s Violence Against Women: An Overview

    Kilmartin, Christopher, Ph.D.

    Pages 15-25

  • Ecclesiastical Policies Versus Lived Social Relationships: Gender Parity, Attitudes, and Ethics

    Rayburn, Carole A., Ph.D., M.Div.

    Pages 27-44

  • Exploring Women’s Spiritual Struggles and Resources to Cope with Intimate Partner Aggression

    Mahoney, Annette, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 45-59

  • “Sexual Savages:” Christian Stereotypes and Violence Against North America’s Native Women

    Pierce, Alexandra (Sandi), Ph.D.

    Pages 63-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion and Men's Violence Against Women
Editors
  • Andy J. Johnson
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2266-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2266-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2265-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-6585-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 474
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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