This book was written as a practical response to many ministers who approached the author after they did not know what to say to a woman suffering violence from her abusive husband. The focus and audience is the Christian community, and the particular issues that are raised in a Christian context. Although a pastor in a congregational setting is used in most examples, the recommendations can be helpful to hospital and college chaplains, deacons, and youth chaplains as well as pastoral counselors.
Praise for the Print Edition
Finally a comprehensive resource for pastoral care in response to the trauma of woman-battering. Theologically grounded and practically applied, Woman Battering is the perfect combination to equip pastors and pastoral men. Every Christian minister needs this book in order to understand women-battering in the context of our religious and social culture.
—Marie M. Fortune, Executive Director
- Title: Woman Battering
- Author: Carol J. Adams
- Publisher: Fortress Press
- Publication Date: 1994
- Pages: 128
About Carol J. Adams
Carol J. Adams, a nationally recognized author, has been involved in responding to the needs of abused women since the mid-seventies, after graduation from Yale Divinity School. In addition to establishing hotlines for battered women, she has served or chaired various national domestic violence projects and committees, taught in seminaries, and served as a consultant to churches on sexual violence.