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Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion

Christian Perspectives

  • Caroline Blyth
  • Emily Colgan
  • Katie B. Edwards

Part of the Religion and Radicalism book series (RERA)

About this book


This volume considers the complex relationships that exist between Christianity, rape culture, and gender violence. Each chapter explores the various roles that Christian theologies, teachings, and practices have played in shaping contemporary understandings of gender violence and in sanctioning rape-supportive cultural belief systems and practices.  Our contributors explore this topic from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including theology, gender and queer studies, cultural studies, pastoral care, and counseling. Together, the chapters in this volume testify to the considerable influence that Christianity has had, and continues to have, in directing conversations within the Christian tradition around gender violence and rape culture. They therefore invite readers to engage fruitfully in these conversations, fostering transformative dialogues with the Christian community about our shared responsibility to tackle the current global crisis of gender violence. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Caroline Blyth
    • 1
  • Emily Colgan
    • 2
  • Katie B. Edwards
    • 3
  1. 1.School of HumanitiesUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Trinity Methodist Theological CollegeAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.Sheffield Institute of Interdisciplinary Biblical StudiesUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Caroline Blyth is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Emily Colgan is Lecturer in Theology at Trinity Methodist Theological College, Auckland, New Zealand.

Katie B. Edwards is Director of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies and Senior Lecturer in the School of English, University of Sheffield, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion
  • Book Subtitle Christian Perspectives
  • Editors Caroline Blyth
    Emily Colgan
    Katie B. Edwards
  • Series Title Religion and Radicalism
  • Series Abbreviated Title Religion and Radicalism
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-72684-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-10252-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-72685-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 225
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Religion and Gender
    Gender Studies
    Sexual Behavior
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