The Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response

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Fortress Press, 1995 - Religion - 334 pages
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In this comprehensive, practical, and gripping assessment of various forms of violence against women, Pamela Cooper-White challenges the Christian churches to examine their own responses to the cry of Tamar in our time. She describes specific forms of such violence and outlines appropriate pastoral responses.
 

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The Tamar referred to is not the one who played the harlot to Judah but the one raped by her brother. It helps to know at least a little of the Bible.

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Tamar was not abused. She went to Judah to carry on her line because Judah did not give her his son. Judah forgave her because he knew she was more virtuous. Clearly there is no "cry of Tamar" here because there was NEVER any violence nor any abuse so the book is very inaccurate and mis-leading  

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The Rape of Tamar
1
Power and Violence against Women
17
Images of Women Pornography and the Connection to Violence
43
Sexual Harassment
63
Rape
79
Battering
100
Clergy Sexual Abuse
126
Child Sexual Abuse
145
The Pastor as Wounded Healer
195
Ministry with Violent Men
206
Empowering Women
229
The Call to Reconciliation
253
Notes
263
Appendix
313
Index
315
Copyright

Ritualistic Abuse
169

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