Healing Violent Men

Healing Violent Men

by David J Livingston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800632516

ISBN-13: 9780800632519

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Domestic violence is a widespread, though largely invisible, problem, often exacerbated by the pastoral urge to "keep the family together" at all costs. Yet if that is not a solution, how should the church relate to batterers?

"I believe that the Christian community, if it is to be genuinely a community of healing and hope, must attend to both the victims

Overview

Domestic violence is a widespread, though largely invisible, problem, often exacerbated by the pastoral urge to "keep the family together" at all costs. Yet if that is not a solution, how should the church relate to batterers?

"I believe that the Christian community, if it is to be genuinely a community of healing and hope, must attend to both the victims and the perpetrators of domestic violence," says David Livingston. Addressing the complex phenomenon of intimate violence against wives, lovers, and children, Livingston profiles batterers and battering and traces it to larger cultural pathologies. He explores the ambiguous role of religion and then offers practical advice for pastoral and programmatic efforts to embrace simultaneously the twin Christian imperatives of forgiveness and responsibility.

About the Author:
David J. Livingston is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania. An experienced pastoral counselor, Livingston has counseled batterers and has devised and implemented these church programs for them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800632519
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

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