- Paperback: 255 pages
- Publisher: Baker Pub Group (Oct 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0801058317
- ISBN-13: 978-0801058318
- Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 2 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 880,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The book "Women, Abuse, and the Bible" showed how to challenge the thinking that employs Scripture to justify abuse. Now "Healing the Hurting" offers real-life examples of how to stop the cycle of domestic violence--giving victims, counselors, and ministers a guide to finding hope beyond tragedy.
Firsthand insight from the contributors--survivors, counselors, Christian workers, and biblical scholars--offers practical advice that will:
- help women recognize abuse
- present ways to challenge abusers who misconstrue Scripture
- provide examples on how to heal emotionally, mentally, and spiritually through personal accounts from survivors
- challenge the church to recognize how dogma can cover up abuse
- help women break free and begin a journey to wholeness
Catherine Clark Kroeger is adjunct associate professor of classical and ministry studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, president emerita of Christians for Biblical Equality, and a regular speaker on domestic abuse. She lives in Brewster, Massachusetts.
James R. Beck, professor of counseling at Denver Seminary, lives in Englewood, Colorado.
Kroeger and Beck also coedited "Women, Abuse, and the Bible".
Chap 10 -- "God, I Hate You"; "Sally, I Love You" (Pamela C. Court); The Case of Sally; The Push to Religious Conformity; Gender Issues; Anger at Her Family; Sally's Issue with God; The Use of Imprecatory Therapy; Chap 11 -- From Victim to Survivor and Beyond (Anne Findlay Chamberlain); What Is Sexual Abuse? Who Are the Victims of Abuse? Who Are the Abusers? The Journey of Healing; The Effects of Abuse: Emotional Effects, Physical Effects, Sexual Effects, Relational Effects, Spiritual Effects; Guidelines for Survivors: The Choice to Heal, Paradigm Shift, Regaining a Voice, Get Safe, Trust Your Intuition, Learn to Love Yourself, Learn to Love Your Body, Learn to Love the Inner Child, Find Healing Communities and Rituals, Learn Balance; How Others Can Help Survivors: Spouses, Family and Friends, The Church; Chap 12 -- Group Work with Evangelical Abused Wives (Mary Williams); The Literature; Hindrances to Stopping Abuse; Lack of Awareness; Group Work: Problems, The Format; Conclusions; Chap 13 -- A Theological Analysis of Hierarchicalism (Joan Tyvoll); Made in the Image of God; A Social Theory of the Trinity; Social Trinity and Creation; Hierarchicalism Enters with the Fall; Authentic Power and Secular Power; Hierarchicalism as the Secular Power Structure; God and Hierarchicalism in the Old and New Testaments; The Body of Christ -- the Model for the Community; Exposing the Evil of Hierarchicalism; The Roots of the Conflict; Hierarchicalism Dims the Glory of God; Hierarchicalism and Women; A Better Way; Chap 14 -- Disputing the Excuse for Abuse (Andrew C. Perriman); The Metaphorical Sense of Kephale; I Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:23; The Argument about Submission in Ephesians 5:21-24; Other Passages That Address Subordination; Conclusions; Conclusion -- What Can the Church Do? (James R. Beck); Respond to Abuse as Jesus Would; Root Out Abuse; Educate the Congregation; Understand the Relationship between Abuse and Misuse of Authority; Create a Healing Environment in the Church Appendix -- Some Biblical Thoughts for Abused Women
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