The chapters of
Religion, Gender and Family Violence: When Prayers are not Enough have been written from multiple disciplinary perspectives (sociology, religious studies, law) and based on research within diverse religious traditions including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, as well as new religious movements. Similarities and differences between traditions are highlighted based on empirical research which shows how people actually deal with family violence in different contexts. This book also addresses some of the larger historical and political backgrounds that impact the experiences of family violence amongst ethno-religious minorities. The lives of religious victims and perpetrators of family violence are considered, as well as the responsibilities of religious leaders, congregations and secular professionals in addressing this widespread social problem.
Catherine Holtmann, Ph.D. (2013) is Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of New Brunswick and the Director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and is co-author of
Religion and Intimate Partner Violence: Understanding the Challenges and Proposing Solutions (Oxford, 2018).
Nancy Nason-Clark, Ph.D. (1984) is retired Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of New Brunswick. She is the author or editor of ten books, including
Men Who Batter (Oxford University Press, 2015) which she co-authored with Barbara Fisher-Townsend and
Religion and Intimate Partner Violence: Understanding the Challenges and Proposing Solutions (Oxford, 2018) which she co-authored with Fisher-Townsend, Holtmann and Steve McMullin.
Contributors are: Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Pascale Fournier, Catherine Holtmann, Eve Laoun, Yael Machtinger, Farah Malek-Bakouche, Steve McMullin, Nancy Nason-Clark, Susan Nunn, Susan Palmer, Emma Robinson, Jolyne Roy, Victoria Snyers.
This work will be of interest to scholars in religious studies, socio-legal studies, sociology, and theology as well as community professionals.