Pastoral Care of Battered Women

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1986 - Religion - 130 pages

As Howard Clinebell states in his forward, the problem of battered women is a "tragedy that has reached epic proportions in our society." Recognizing that it is pastors to whom abused women will often turn for help, and that their advice can be counterproductive, Rita-Lou Clark directs this important book to them. She provides a thorough and clear discussion of the problem and gives practical guidance for care, considering such topics as the crisis situation, couple counseling, and help for the abusers.

 

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Contents

Foreword by Howard Clinebell
7
Acknowledgments
13
Introduction
21
The Psychological Dimension of Battering
36
Theological Issues Related to Battering
61
The Role of the Pastor
86
The Exodus Journey
111
Feminist and Liberation Readings
123
Additional Readings 131
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About the author (1986)

Rita-Lou Clarke currently serves as Parish Associate at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church in Mercer Island, Washington.

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