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Religion and Radicalism

Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion

Christian Perspectives

Editors: Blyth, Caroline, Colgan, Emily, Edwards, Katie (Eds.)

  • Examines the influence of Christianity on the topics of gender violence and rape culture
  • Offers interdisciplinary insights
  • Encourages transformative dialogues within the Christian community
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About this book

This volume considers the complex relationships that exist between Christianity, rape culture, and gender violence. Each chapter explores the various roles that Christian theologies, teachings, and practices have played in shaping contemporary understandings of gender violence and in sanctioning rape-supportive cultural belief systems and practices.  Our contributors explore this topic from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including theology, gender and queer studies, cultural studies, pastoral care, and counseling. Together, the chapters in this volume testify to the considerable influence that Christianity has had, and continues to have, in directing conversations within the Christian tradition around gender violence and rape culture. They therefore invite readers to engage fruitfully in these conversations, fostering transformative dialogues with the Christian community about our shared responsibility to tackle the current global crisis of gender violence. 

About the authors

Caroline Blyth is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Emily Colgan is Lecturer in Theology at Trinity Methodist Theological College, Auckland, New Zealand.

Katie B. Edwards is Director of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies and Senior Lecturer in the School of English, University of Sheffield, UK.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Blyth, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Let Him Romance You: Rape Culture and Gender Violence in Evangelical Christian Self-Help Literature

    Colgan, Emily

    Pages 9-26

  • Men’s Ministries and Patriarchy: From Sites of Perpetuation to Sites of Resistance

    Berra, Robert

    Pages 27-51

  • The Royal Commission Investigates Child Sexual Abuse: Uncovering Cultures of Sexual Violence in the Catholic Church

    McPhillips, Kathleen

    Pages 53-71

  • The Church’s Contribution to Domestic Violence: Submission, Headship, and Patriarchy

    Marsden, Daphne

    Pages 73-95

Buy this book

eBook £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72685-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £79.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72684-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion
Book Subtitle
Christian Perspectives
Editors
  • Caroline Blyth
  • Emily Colgan
  • Katie Edwards
Series Title
Religion and Radicalism
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72685-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72685-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72684-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 225
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