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Religion and Intimate Partner ViolenceUnderstanding the Challenges and Proposing Solutions$
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Nancy Nason-Clark, Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Catherine Holtmann, and Stephen McMullin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190607210

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190607210.001.0001

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Religion and Intimate Partner Violence

Nancy Nason-Clark

Barbara Fisher-Townsend

Catherine Holtmann

Stephen McMullin

Oxford University Press

Many women throughout the world have suffered the abuse of an intimate partner in a dating, common-law, or marital relationship. Focusing on data collected over many years, this chapter examines some of the contours of how women of faith talk about their experience of domestic violence and their search for practical and spiritual resources in its aftermath. The chapter examines issues of safety, fear, guilt, uncertainty, forgiveness, and creating peace after violence has shattered the family. Both the challenges facing women of faith and the challenges facing those who assist them are discussed. In addition, a variety of religious practices and beliefs that enhance a woman’s search for healing and wholeness are discussed.

Keywords:   abused women, survivors of abuse, intimate partner violence, religious faith, pastoral counseling, lived religion, domestic violence

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