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  • Religion and Intimate Partner Violence. Understanding the Challenges and Proposing Solutions.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy, Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Catherine Holtmann, and Stephen McMullin (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Abuse; Family
  • Storming Zion. Government Raids on Religious Communities.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Susan J. Palmer (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Overview of government raids on religious minorities. An increase in raids in the 1990s was related to a shift of the anti-cult movement from brain washing accusations to child abuse ones. 6 case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Nuwaubian; Violence; The Family; State; Social movement; Scientology; Twelve Tribes; Persecution; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Child abuse; Branch Davidian; Brainwashing; Apostate; Anti-cult movement; Conflict theory; Moral panic
  • The Sacred in the Modern World: A Cultural Sociological Approach.
    Lynch, Gordon (2014)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Argues for a sociology of the sacred in the modern world. Focuses on the dark side of the sacred, as seen in religiously-inspired bombings, the cover-up of child abuse in care facilities operated by churches, & a broadcast network declining to appeal for funds for Palestinian children under Israeli occupation.

    Associated Search Terms: Abuse; Violence; Sacred; Media; Institution
  • Religious institutions and sexual scandals: A comparative study of Catholicism in Ireland, South Africa, and the United States.
    Conway, Brian (2014)
    International Journal of Comparative Sociology 55:4: 318-341.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Catholic, Ireland; Catholic, South Africa; Catholic, U.S.A.; Comparative; Ireland; Sexual abuse; South Africa
  • Native Evangelism in Central Mexico.
    Nutini, Hugo G., and Jean F. Nutini (2014)
    Austin: University of Texas Press

    Based on 1996-2006 field work in the Córdoba-Orizaba region & the Tlaxcala-Pueblan Valley. 2 independent Evangelical sects differ-one authoritarian & hierarchical, & the other not. Develops the concept “destructive sect” for Luz del Mundo.

    Associated Search Terms: Amistad y Vida; Mexico; Participant observation; Functionalism; Evangelical, Mexico; Polity; Luz del Mundo; Sexual abuse; Conversion; Comparative
  • Same Call, Different Men. The Evolution of the Priesthood since Vatican II.
    Gautier, Mary L., Paul M. Perl, and Stephen J. Fichter (2012)
    Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Celibacy; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Job satisfaction; Traditionalism; Sexual abuse
  • Rescuing children? Government raids and child abuse allegations in historical and cross-cultural perspective.
    Palmer, Susan J. (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson 9eds.) Saints under Siege. New York: New York University Press, pp. 51-79.

    Associated Search Terms: Child abuse
  • The media and the Catholic Church in Ireland: Reproting clerical child sex abuse.
    Donnelly, Susie, and Tom Inglis (2010)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 25;1: 1-19.

    Associated Search Terms: Abuse; Catholic, Ireland; Ireland; Media; Sexual abuse
  • Who spares the rod? Religious orientation, social conformity, and child abuse potential.
    Rodriguez, Christina M., and Ryan C. Henderson (2010)
    Child Abuse and neglect 34: 84-94.

    Associated Search Terms: Corporal punishment; Child abuse
  • Religion and intimate partner violence in Chile: Micro- and macro-level influences.
    Lehrer, Evelyn L., Vivian Lehrer, and Ramona Krauss (2009)
    Social Science Research 38:3: 635-643.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Chile; Spouse abuse
  • American Catholics Today. New Realities of Their Faith and Their Church.
    D'Antonio, William V., James D. Davidson, Dean R. Hoge, and Mary L. Gautier (2007)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield (Sheed & Ward).

    Uses a 2005 survey of U.S. Catholics to update earier ones, as well as a separate 2003 data set that reports effects of the sexual abuse scandal.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Identity; Sexual abuse; Practice; Moral; Generations; Catholic, U.S.A.; Belief
  • Hare Krishna Transformed.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr. (2007)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Follow-up study of ISKON: scandal, conflict over acceptance of family life, conflict over role of women, & influx of Indian immigrants.

    Associated Search Terms: Feminism; Family; Generations; Indian Americans; Migrant; Education; Change; Hare Krishna; Women; Accommodation; Child abuse; Conflict; Stigma
  • Gender.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy, and Barbara Fisher-Townsend (2006)
    In Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh (ed.) Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions. New York: Springer, pp. 207-223.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Feminism; Sex; Spouse abuse
  • Scientific Evaluation of the Dangers Posed by Religious Groups. A Partial Model.
    Kent, Stephen A. (2006)
    In Pauline Coté and T. Jeremy Gunn (eds.) La nouelle question religieuse. Régulation ou ingérence de l'État?/The New Religious Question: State Regulation or State Interference? Bern, Switzerland: P.I.E.-Peter Lang, pp. 343-370.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Corporal punishment; Abuse; Prejudice, sexism
  • Bingo. Mandatory Celibacy and Clergy Sexual Abuse.
    Haggett, Louise (2005)
    Freeport, Maine: Center for the Study of Religious Issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual abuse; Child abuse; Celibacy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Clergy
  • The Effects of Childhood Maltreatment on Adult Religiosity and Spirituality: Rejecting God the Father Because of Abusive Fathers?
    Bierman, Alex (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:3: 349-359.

    Analyzes 1995 National (U.S.A.) Survey of Midlife Development data from American adults; physical (non-sexual) & emotional abuse by fathers in childhood predicts lower religiosity in adulthood.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; God, image of; Child abuse
  • Children in New Religious Movements.
    Hardman, Charlotte E. (2004)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.)The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 386-416.

    Associated Search Terms: Child abuse; Children; Socialization; New religions
  • Religious Affiliation, Denominational Homogamy, and Intimate Partner Violence among U.S. Couples.
    Cunradi, Carol B., Raul Caetano, and John Schafer (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:1: 139-151.

    Based on a 1995 U.S.A. survey. Religious practice & church membership have no direct effect on intimate partner violence.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Spouse abuse; Violence
  • Religious Involvement and Domestic Violence among U.S. Couples.
    Ellison, Christopher G., and Kristin L. Anderson (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:2: 269-286.

    Analyzes 1987-88 National Survey of Families and Households data (U.S.A..); religious involvement is inversely related to domestic violence, even after statistical controls are introduced.

    Associated Search Terms: Child abuse; Spouse abuse; Family; Violence
  • Woman Abuse and Faith Communities: Religion, Violence, and the Provision of Social Welfare.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy (2001)
    In Paula D. Nesbitt (ed.) Religion and Social Policy. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 128-145.

    Uses Atlantic provinces surveys to assess readiness of clergy & church women to identify & respond to violent family abuse of women.

    Associated Search Terms: Spouse abuse; Canada; Family; Violence; Women
  • Child-rearing Issues in Totalist Groups.
    Siskind, Amy (2001)
    ]In Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Misunderstanding Cults. Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 415-451.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Hare Krishna; Bruderhof; Children of God; Oneida; Child abuse; Commune
  • Discretion and Discrimination in Cases Involving Minority Religions and Claims of Ritual Abuse.
    Richardson, James T. (2000)
    In R. Ahdar (ed.) Law and Religion. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 111-132.

    Associated Search Terms: Abuse; Law
  • Making the Sacred Safe: Woman Abuse and Communities of Faith.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:4: 349-368. [Also in Nancy Nason-Clark and Mary Jo Neitz (eds.) Feminist Narratives and the Sociology of Religion. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, 2001, pp. 7-27]

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Spouse abuse; Family; Women
  • Has the silence been shattered or does a holy hush still prevail? Defining violence against women within Christian churches.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy (2000)
    In Anson Shupe, William A. Stacey, and Susan E. Darnell (eds.), Bad pastors: Clergy misconduct in modern America. New York: New York University Press, pp. 69-89.

    Examines responses by Protestant clergy to wife abuse; based on data collected in New Brunswick. How clergy conceptualize abuse influences their responses.

    Associated Search Terms: Spouse abuse; Protestant, Canada; Constructionist theory; Canada, New Brunswick; Clergy
  • Are There Religious Variations in Domestic Violence?
    Ellison, Christopher G., John P. Bartkowski, and Kristin L. Anderson (1999)
    Journal of Family Issues 20: 87-113.

    Associated Search Terms: Spouse abuse; Violence; Family; Child abuse
  • The Battered Wife: How Christians Confront Family Violence.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy (1999)
    Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox.

    Based on interviews of Canadian victims & pastors.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Women; Clergy; Canada; Spouse abuse
  • The Steeple or the Shelter? Family Violence and Church-and-state Relations in Contemporary Canada.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy (1999)
    In David Lyon and Marguerite van Die (eds.) Rethinking Church, State and Modernity in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 249-262.

    Associated Search Terms: Spouse abuse; Violence; State; Canada; Family; Women
  • Social Control of New Religions: From 'Brainwashing' Claims to Child Sex Abuse Allegations.
    Richardson, James T. (1999)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Charlotte E. Hardman (eds.), Children in New Religions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 172-186.

    Associated Search Terms: Child abuse; Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing; Social control; New religions
  • Disclaimers and Accounts in Cases of Catholic Priests Accused of Pedophilia.
    Thomson, James G., Joseph A. Marolla, and David G. Bromley (1998)
    In Anson Shupe (ed.) Wolves within the Fold. Religious Leadership and Abuses of Power. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 175-190.

    Describes disclaimers & accounts used by Catholic priest pedophiles.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy malfeasance; Sexual abuse
  • A National Survey of the Sexual Trauma Experience of Catholic Nuns.
    Chibnall, John T., Ann Wolf, and Paul N. Duckro (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 40:2: 142-167.

    Examines victims of sexual abuse who are vowed female Catholic religious; based on a sample survey.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Sexual abuse
  • Child Abuse in the Hare Krishna Movement: 1971-1986.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr., with Jennifer Heinlein (1998)
    ISKCON Communications Journa 6:1: 43-69.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna; Children; Child abuse
  • Church Structures that Facilitate Pedophilia among Roman Catholic Clergy.
    Krebs, Theresa (1998)
    In Anson Shupe (ed.) Wolves within the Fold. Religious Leadership and Abuses of Power. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 15-32.

    The scope & anonymity of the Catholic Church helps protect clergy pedophiles.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy malfeasance; Polity; Catholic; Sexual abuse
  • The Evangelical Family is Sacred, but Is it Safe? Contemporary Christianity and Wife Abuse.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy (1998)
    In Catherine Clark Kroeger and James R. Beck (eds.) Healing the Hurting: Giving Hope and Help to Abused Women. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker, pp. 109-128.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Spouse abuse; Violence; Women; Evangelical
  • Canadian Evangelical Church Women and the Fight to End Family Violence.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy (1998)
    In Madeleine Cousineau (ed.) Religion in a Changing Global Economy. Greenwich, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 57-65.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Canada; Evangelical, Canada; Women; Spouse abuse
  • Secularised Sexuality. Youth Values in a City-island.
    Abela, Anthony M. (1998)
    Valletta, Malta: Social Values Studies

    Associated Search Terms: Malta; Sexual attitudes; Catholic, Malta; Adolescents; Sexual activity; Sexual abuse
  • Spiritual Correlates of Reported Sexual Abuse among Mormon Women.
    Pritt, Ann F. (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:2: 273-285.

    Compares measures from Mormon women who had vs. had not experienced sexual abuse as children.

    Associated Search Terms: God, concept of; Well-being, spiritual; Mormon; Sexual abuse; Women
  • An Advocacy Group for Victims of Clerical Sexual Abuse.
    Pullen, Elizabeth (1998)
    In Anson Shupe (ed.) Wolves within the Fold. Religious Leadership and Abuses of Power. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 67-84.

    Studies a support group for victims in the wake of a pedophilia scandal at a Catholic minor seminary.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual abuse; Support group; United States, California, Santa Barbara; Catholic, U.S.A.; Victim
  • The Impact of Abuses of Clergy Trust on Female Congregants' Faith and Practice.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy (1998)
    In Anson Shupe (ed.) Wolves within the Fold. Religious Leadership and Abuses of Power. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 85-100.

    The women's movement redefined sexual abuse as an issue of power, thereby changing public responses to its occurrence. Based on interviews over time with Catholic & former Catholic women.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Newfoundland; Feminist theory; Women; Sexual abuse; Catholic, Canada; Clergy malfeasance
  • El abuso sexual y el uso simbólico del concepto religioso del Padre.
    Escalante Gonzalbo, Paloma (1997)
    Revista Académica para el Estudio de las Relgiones 1: 123-137.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual abuse
  • Partners or Protagonists? The Transition House Movement and Conservative Churches.
    Beaman-Hall, Lori, and Nancy Nason-Clark (1997)
    Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work 12: 176-196.

    Associated Search Terms: Spouse abuse; Conservative; Social movement
  • Translating Spiritual Commitment into Service: The Response of Evangelical Women to Wife Abuse.
    Beaman-Hall, Lori, and Nancy Nason-Clark (1997)
    Canadian Women Studies 17: 58-61.

    Associated Search Terms: Spouse abuse; Women; Evangelical; Activism
  • Feminist Practice, Evangelical Worldview: The Response of Conservative Christian Women to Wife Abuse.
    Beaman-Hall, Lori (1996)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of New Brunswick. [DA 58:6 A, p. 2391]

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Spouse abuse; Women; Violence
  • Religion and Violence Against Women: Exploring the Rhetoric and the Response of Evangelical Churches in Canada.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy (1996)
    Social Compass 43:4: 515-536.

    Reviews data on wife abuse in Canada; describes research into Evangelical Clergy responses to the problem & obstacles to adequate responses.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, Canada; Clergy; Canada; Spouse abuse; Family
  • The Violated Self and the Search for Religious Meaning.
    Jacobs, Janet L. (1995)
    In Mary Jo Neitz and Marion S. Goldman 9eds.), Sex, Lies and Sanctity: Religion and Deviance in Contemporary North America. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, Inc., pp. 237-250.

    Explores effects of religious socialization on victims of childhood sexual abuse; based on interviews with incest survivors.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual abuse
  • Defining and Sanctioning Sexual Deviance in Contemporary Witchcraft.
    Neitz, Mary Jo (1995)
    In Mary Jo Neitz and Marion S. Goldman (eds.) Sex, Lies and Sanctity: Religion and Deviance in Contemporary North America. Greenwich, Connectictu: JAI Press, Inc., pp. 223-235.

    Sexual abuse is no more common in Wicca than elsewhere.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Witch; Sexual abuse
  • Conservative Protestants and Violence against Women: Exploring the Rhetoric and the Response.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy (1995)
    In Mary Jo Neitz and Marion Goldman (eds.) Sex, Lies and Sanctity: Religion and Deviance in Modern America. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI press, pp. 109-130.

    Conservative Protestant pastors sees domestic violence as a family problem rather than one of inequality & unrestrained male violence.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Spouse abuse; Conservative, U.S.A.; Women
  • The Satanic Abuse Controversy: Social Workers and the Social Work Press.
    Clapton, Gary (1993)
    London: University of North London Press.

    Analyzes the discourse in the British social work press related to an alleged wave of Satanist sexual abuse of children.

    Associated Search Terms: Satanist; Social worker; Great Britain; Discourse analysis; Media; Sexual abuse
  • Religious Involvement and Spousal Violence: The Canadian Case.
    Brinkerhoff, Merlin B., Elaine Grandin, and Eugen Lupri (1992)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 31:1: 15-31.

    Analyzes 1987 questionnaire data from married Canadian adults; shows little relationship between religion & spouse abuse.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Family; Spouse abuse
  • Religious Commitment, Peace Activism, and Marital Violence in Quaker Families.
    Brutz, Judith L., and Craig M. Allen (1986)
    Journal of Marriage and the Family 48:3: 491-502.

    Associated Search Terms: Spouse abuse; Peace; Peace/war; Conflict; Activism; Quaker; Family
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