Pastoral Psychology

, Volume 63, Issue 3, pp 367–369 | Cite as

The Cry of Tamar: A Book Review

  • J. Harold Ellens

Pamela Cooper-White is the Ben G. and Nancye Clapp Cautier Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Counseling at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decator, Georgia. She has published a number of books with Fortress Press, including Shared Wisdom: Use of the Self in Pastoral Care and Counseling (Cooper-White 2004) and Many Voices: Pastoral Psychotherapy in Relational and Theological Perspective (Cooper-White 2008). Her first edition of The Cry of Tamar was released in 1995. James Newton Poling of Garrett Evangelical Seminary observed that the first edition quickly became a standard text on gender justice in the churches. Nonetheless, the progress in local and global social activism to end sexist violence is slow, and the epidemic is increasing by reason of backlash of religious patriarchalism. Thus, this new edition is necessary and its reading is imperative for pastors and laity who are concerned for gender equality in Christian churches.

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  5. Moltmann, J. (1993). The trinity and the kingdom. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Michigan Center for Early Christian StudiesUniversity of MichiganFarmington HillsUSA

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