The Cry of Tamar

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In this comprehensive, practical, and gripping assessment of various forms of violence against women, Pamela Cooper-White challenges the Christian churches to examine their own responses to the cry of Tamar in our time. She describes specific forms of such violence and outlines appropriate pastoral responses. The second edition of this groundbreaking work is thoroughly updated and examines not only where the church has made progress since 1995 but also where women remain at unchanged or even greater risk of ...

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The Cry of Tamar: Violence against Women and the Church's Response

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Overview

In this comprehensive, practical, and gripping assessment of various forms of violence against women, Pamela Cooper-White challenges the Christian churches to examine their own responses to the cry of Tamar in our time. She describes specific forms of such violence and outlines appropriate pastoral responses. The second edition of this groundbreaking work is thoroughly updated and examines not only where the church has made progress since 1995 but also where women remain at unchanged or even greater risk of violence.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780800697341
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 342
  • Sales rank: 821,831
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface to the First Edition (1995) vii

Introduction to the Second Edition 1

Prologue: The Rape of Tamar 24

Part 1 The Framework of Violence against Women 1. Power and Violence against Women 40

2 Images of Women: Pornography and the Connection to Violence 64

Part 2 Forms of Violence against Women

3 Sexual Harassment and Stalking 84

4 Rape and Sexual Assault 106

5 Battering 124

6 Sexual Abuse by Clergy 149

7 Sexual Abuse of Children 168

Part 3 The Church's Response

8 The Pastor as "Wounded Healer" 194

9 Ministry with Men Who Use Violence 205

10 Empowering Women 228

Conclusion. Reconciliation: Moving Beyond Individual Forgiveness to Communal Justice 251

Appendix: A Litany for Healing 262

Notes 264

Indexes 330

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