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  1. General
  2. Christian
  3. Jewish
  4. Muslim/Islam
  5. Hindu
A. General

   Boonprasat-Lewis, Nantawan, and Fortune, Marie (Eds.) (1999). Remembering Conquest: Feminist/Womanist Perspectives on Religion, Colonization, and Sexual Violence. New York: Haworth.

   Merry, Sally Engle (2001). Rights, Religion, and Community: Approaches to Violence Against Women in the Community. Law and Society Review, 35(1), 39-88.

   Phillips, C. A. (2001). Equipping Religious Professionals to Engage Effectively with Domestic Violence. Journal of Religious and Theological Information, 4(1), 47-70.

   Ragsdale, Katherine Hancock (1995). Symposium on Reconceptualizing Violence Against Women by Intimate Partners: Critical Issues: The Role of Religious Institutions in Responding to the Domestic Violence Crisis. Albany Law Review 58, 1149-.

   Taves, A. (Ed.) (1989). Religion and Domestic Violence in Early New England: The Memoirs of Abigail Abbott Bailey. Bloomington: Indiana University.

B. Christian

   Alsdurf, J. (1989).Battered Into Submission: The Tragedy of Wife Abuse in the Christian Home. Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity.

   Ammons, Linda (1999). What’s God Got to Do with It? Church and State Collaboration in the Subordination of Women and Domestic Violence. Rutgers Law Review, 51(5), 1207-.

   Annis, Ann W., Loyd-Paige, Michelle, and Rice, Roger R. (2001). What the Church Needs to Know from Survivors of Abuse. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

   Bussert, Joy M.K. (1986). Battered Women: From a Theology of Suffering to an Ethic of Empowerment. Minneapolis, MN.: Division in North America, Lutheran Church in America.

   Ellison, Christopher G., Bartkowski, John P. and Anderson, Kristin L. (1999). Are There Religious Variations in Domestic Violence? Journal of Family Issues, 20(1), 87-113.

   Fortune, Marie (19__). Keeping the Faith: Guidance for Christian Women Facing Abuse.

   Halsey, P. (1984). Abuse in the Family: Breaking the Church's Silence. Paper prepared for General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church.

   Keshgegian, Flora (200_). Redeeming Memories: A Theology of Healing and Transformation.

   Ramirez, R. (2001). Speaking the Unspeakable: Pastoral Letter on Domestic Violence. Origins, 31(10), 181-184.

   Reddick, Tracie (1997). Black Churches Begin to Address Domestic Violence. Tampa Tribune (September 30), 1-.


   Whipple, V. (1987). Counseling Battered Women from Fundamentalist Churches. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 13, 251-258.

West, Traci (1999). Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence, and Resistance Ethics. New York: New York University.

C. Jewish

   Brozan, Nadine (1998). Annulling a Tradition. New York Times (August 13), A23.

   Brozan, Nadine (1998). Women Allege Betrayal by Rabbis’ Talk. New York Times (December 14), B1, B5.

   Carroll, J. C. (1980). A Cultural Consistency Theory of Family Violence in Mexican American and Jewish Ethnic Groups. In G. T. Hotaling and M. A. Straus (Eds.), The Social Causes of Husband-Wife Violence (pp. 93-106). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.

   Hasis, Nitza (199 ). The Battered Woman: Home Is Where the Hurt Is. The Jewish Social Work Forum, , 3-15.

   Horsburgh, Beverly (1995). Recent Development: Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community.Harvard Women's Law Journal, 18, 171-.

   Liebman, Hanna (1993). Code of Denial. City Limits (December), 10-.

   Rabin, Barbara, Markus, Elliot, and Voghera, Nira (1999). A Comparative Study of Jewish and Arab Battered Women Presenting in an Emergency Room of a General Hospital.” Social Work in Health Care 29 (2), 69-.

   Scarf, Mimi (1988). Battered Jewish Wives: Case Studies In The Response To Rage. (Women’s Studies, Vol. 2). Lewiston, NY/Queenston, Canada: Edwin Mellen.

   Slonim-Nevo, Vered, Sharaga, Yanna, and Mirsky, Julia (1999). A Culturally Sensitive Approach to Therapy with Immigrant Families: The Case of Jewish Emigrants from the Former Soviet Union. Family Process, 38(4), 445-462.

D. Muslim (1)

   Ayyub, Ruksana (2000). Domestic Violence in the South Asian Muslim Immigrant Population in the United States. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 9(3), 237-248.

   Hassouneh-Phillips, Dena Saadat (2001). “Marriage is Half of Faith and the Rest is Fear of Allah:” Violence Against Women, 7(8), 927-946.

   Hassouneh-Phillips, Dena Saadat (2001). Polygamy and Wife Abuse: A Qualitative Study of Muslim Women in America. Health Care for Women International, 22(8), 735-748.

   Memon, Kamran (1997). Wife Abuse in the Muslim Community. Islamic Horizons. Muslims Against Family Violence. (http://www.mpac.org/mafv/article_01.html)

   Rahim, Habibeh (2000). Virtue, Gender and the Family: Reflections on Religious Texts in Islam and Hinduism. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 9(3), 187-199.

E. Hindu

   Rahim, Habibeh (2000). Virtue, Gender and the Family: Reflections on Religious Texts in Islam and Hinduism. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 9(3), 187-199.


(1) Although we have found no references to Domestic Violence in the Muslim communities in the U.S., recent references to violence against women in Fundamentalist Regimes in Islamic countries can be understood in terms of their impact on what is happening to Muslim women in the U.S. See here two articles from Resources for Feminist Research, 26, (3/4): (1) Marie-Aimee, Helie-Lucas, Algerian Women at the Edge of Time: New Social Movements Stand Against Fundamentalisms (pp. 213-220) and Azza Eltigani and Mohamed Khaled, State Violence Against Women: A Current Perspective from the Sudan (pp. 221-225). Also, see Pamela Goldberg (1994). Seeing Through Women’s Eyes: A Review Essay of Price of Honor--Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World, New York Law School Journal of Human Rights, 11, 603-.

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