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Contents Introduction: Naming the Problem Alarming Reality My Social Context The Theology of Nonviolence Family Violence?The Image of a Tree 1 Examining the Leaves?Naming the Problem Guiding Questions Nonviolence as a Tool Definitions and Concepts: Violence and Nonviolence Definition of Family Violence The Leaves: Forms of Family Violence The Concept of Family The Roots of Violence A Theology of Nonviolence Improving the Quality of Life in the Family Signs of Violence Present in Us The Role of the Church Signs of Despair and Signs of Hope 2 Branches That Connect: Some Dimensions of the Problem A Common Story Social Analysis The Cultural Factor of Patriarchy Social and Economic Factors The Role of Anger and Lack of Self-Control Psychological and Emotional Factors Child Abuse Caring for the Family Striving for Change: A Hopeful Horizon Signs of Hope 2 Nutrients within the Trunk: Claiming a Theology of Nonviolence from Mennonite Peace Theology A Voiceless Voice, Still in the Margin The Anabaptist Movement The Mennonites in North America Toward a Theology of Nonviolence: The Movements of the 1960s and 1970s The Shortcomings of the Nonviolence Movement Working with a Feminist Perspective on Scripture Connections between the Teachings in Scripture and Family Violence Identifying the Strength of Our Theology Putting the Tools to Work 4 Exposing the Roots in Search of a Healthier Tree Confession of Reality The Normalization of Violence What Keeps the Silence? Family Violence: A Traumatic Experience Exposing the Roots of Violence: A Biblical Reinterpretation A Feminist Anabaptist Reading What Can Churches Learn from Mark 9:42-50? A Model for Intervention and Prevention Nonviolent Parenting Family Therapy and Violence Confronting the Roots of Violence Transformation as a Goal Signs of Hope in the Midst of Despair 5 Peace That Brings Healing Building a Culture of Peace Human Rights and Peace in the Family Working for Change Discovering the Resiliency of Each Family Signs of Hope among Church Organizations Returning to the Guiding Question Health and Healing Journeys Constructing a Culture of Peace Returning to ?See, Judge, Act? Signs of Hope The Equation of ?Separate But Equal? Challenges Ahead A Reflection Notes Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Church work with problem families.
Family violence -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.