Citing their finding from extensive research and summarizing eight years of interviews with victims, abusers, and pastors, James and Phyllis Alsdurf provide a comprehensive treatment of this troubling topic.
Author: James Alsdurf
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Much has been written about prominent women of the Bible such as Sarah, Ruth, and Esther. But little attention has been paid to the obscure or unnamed women of the Old Testament whose words are not recorded. Yet even while mute, these women often played critical roles in the unfolding of God’s plan, at times signaling the emergence of great events. In Jeroboam’s Wife, Robin Gallaher Branch introduces seven of these obscure yet noteworthy women and girls. Through her careful examination of the literary contours of the biblical narratives, she highlights their unique challenges and indelible contributions. Drawing from contemporary biblical, psychological, and sociological scholarship, Branch brings these women and their stories to life in fresh ways. Thoughtful questions for personal reflection or group discussion help contemporary readers ponder how these women’s lives are still relevant.
Alsdurf and Alsdurf, Battered into Submission, 53–62. 60. Ibid., 56. 61. McCue, Domestic Violence, 95. 62. Alsdurf and Alsdurf, Battered into Submission, 62. Studies show that violence against women cuts across all racial and economic ...
Author: Robin Gallaher Branch
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
71. Alsdurf and Alsdurf, Battered into Submission, 1-24; Nason-Clark, “When Terror Strikes at Home.” 72. Goodman and Epstein, Listening to Battered Women. 73. Ptacek, “How Men Who Batter Rationalize Their Behavior,” 253. 74.
Author: Dereck Daschke
Publisher: A&C Black
Drawing on his ethnographic research in rural areas of Kentucky, the author of this book presents a thorough look at the experiences of battered women in rural communities. Neil Websdale demonstrates how rural patriarchy and an insidious ol' boy's network of law enforcement and local politics sustains and reproduces the subordinate, vulnerable, isolated position of many rural women. Taking into account that traditional patterns of intervention can often put women in isolated communities at further risk, the author recommends a coordinated multi-agency approach to rural battering, spearheaded by the agencies of state feminism.
Battered into submission . Downers Grove , IL : Inter Varsity Press . Althusser , L. ( 1966 ) . For Marx . London : Allen Lane . Anderson , N. ( 1961 ) . The hobo : The sociology of the homeless man . Chicago : University of Chicago ...
Author: Neil Websdale
Category: Family & Relationships
Once upon a time…the raging dragon…a hero and a damsel in distress… Remember the old fairy tales? Prince Charming and Sleeping Beauty and happily ever after? It was always that way in our bedtime stories, but what about real life? Are you overwhelmed, in despair, heartsick, or in danger? Not sure which way to turn? Whom to trust? What to do? In this highly creative approach, Wilbee combines women from the Bible with characters in well-known stories like The Wizard of Oz, Winnie the Pooh, and Jane Eyre to help women in conflict and pain understand five powerful choices they have to tame their dragons. Orphan: In crisis, Dorothy of Oz and Esther of old learn to ask for help—and find self-reliance. Pilgrim: Scarecrow and Hagar flee ineffective and/or hurtful expectations to seek clarity and new direction. Martyr: Tinman and Ruth sacrifice from a position of power in order to redeem—not from powerless subservience to someone else’s agenda. Warrior: Lion and Deborah fight to save those they love, careful lest they become like the dragons they slay. Wizard: Wizard and Abigail name Truth, then work creative alternatives to transform evil ... though they must first name their own.
James and Phyllis Alsdurf, Battered into Submission, quoted in “Battered into Submission,” Christianity Today, 16 June 1989, 24. 10. Esther Lee Olson and Ken Petersen, No Place To Hide (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1985), 9. 11.
Author: Brenda Wilbee
Publisher: Redemption Press
Why are spouse and child abuse so frighteningly common in the church? According to the findings of this book’s contributors, the main reason stems from misuse and misunderstanding of the Bible’s teachings on headship and submission. Based on a Christians for Biblical Equality conference, Women, Abuse, and the Bible shows that many abusers see no conflict between their behavior and their Christian beliefs. Some abusers even justify their behavior by citing biblical passages and religious principles. With input from counselors, biblical scholars, an abuser, and survivors, this eye-opening book will: —Compel Christians to recognize the existence of domestic violence. —Offer practical and creative pathways to healing. —Challenge churches to honestly address the issues of domestic, verbal, and clergy abuse, emotional cruelty, sexual harassment, and rape. This book speaks frankly of the way that the Bible can be used to hurt or to heal, to disperse God’s grace or to obstruct it. It serves as a sourcebook for all Christians courageous enough to address the problem.
James and Phyllis Alsdurf, Battered into Submission: The Tragedy of Wife Abuse in the Christian Home (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1989); see especially chapter 6, “Wife Abuse and the Submission of Women,” 81–95.
Author: Catherine Clark Kroeger
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Paul's letters stand at the center of the dispute over women, the church, and the home, with each side championing passages from the Apostle. Now, in a challenging new attempt to wrestle with these thorny texts, Craig Keener delves as deeply into the world of Paul and the apostles as anyone thus far. Acknowledging that we must take the biblical text seriously, and recognizing that Paul's letters arose in a specific time and place for a specific purpose, Keener mines the historical, lexical, cultural, and exegetical details behind Paul's words about women in the home and ministry to give us one of the most insightful expositions of the key Pauline passages in years.
For short treatments, see e.g., James and Phyllis Alsdurf, “Battered into Submission,” CT (June 16, 1989): 24–27; H. W. Green, “Wife Abuse: When Submission Goes Too Far,” Charisma (July 1985): 44–54; more extensively, James and Phyllis ...
Author: Craig S. Keener
Publisher: Baker Books
According to Susan Deller Ross, many human rights advocates still do not see women's rights as human rights. Yet women in many countries suffer from laws, practices, customs, and cultural and religious norms that consign them to a deeply inferior status. Advocates might conceive of human rights as involving torture, extrajudicial killings, or cruel and degrading treatment—all clearly in violation of international human rights—and think those issues irrelevant to women. Yet is female genital mutilation, practiced on millions of young girls and even infants, not a gross violation of human rights? When a family decides to murder a daughter in the name of "honor," is that not an extrajudicial killing? When a husband rapes or savagely beats his wife, knowing the legal authorities will take no action on her behalf, is that not cruel and degrading treatment? Women's Human Rights is the first human rights casebook to focus specifically on women's human rights. Rich with interdisciplinary material, the book advances the study of the deprivation and violence women suffer due to discriminatory laws, religions, and customs that deny them their most fundamental freedoms. It also provides present and future lawyers the legal tools for change, demonstrating how human rights treaties can be used to obtain new laws and court decisions that protect women against discrimination with respect to employment, land ownership, inheritance, subordination in marriage, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, polygamy, child marriage, and the denial of reproductive rights. Ross examines international and regional human rights treaties in depth, including treaty language and the jurisprudence and general interpretive guidelines developed by human rights bodies. By studying how international human rights law has been and can be implemented at the domestic level through local courts and legislatures, readers will understand how to call upon these newly articulated human rights to help bring about legislation, court decisions, and executive action that protect women from human rights violations.
“[W]here wives are taught to submit blindly to their husbands' every word and deed, . . . such teachings provide ... "[JAMES ALSDURF & PHYLLIs ALSDURF, BATTERED INTO SUBMIssion: THE TRAGEDY OF WIFE ABUSE IN THE CHRISTIAN HOME 18 (1989).] ...
Author: Susan Deller Ross
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
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Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press. Allen, Paula Gunn. 1986. The Sacred Hoop. Boston: Beacon. Alsdurf, James, and Phyllis Alsdurf. 1989a. "Battered into Submission." Christianity Today, June 16, 24-27. . 1989b. Battered into Submission.
Author: Andrea Smith
Publisher: Duke University Press