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The Cross and Gendercide: A Theological Response to Global Violence Against Women and Girls

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Violence against women and girls is a human rights epidemic that affects millions of lives around the world. While many Christians are addressing this crisis through education, advocacy and philanthropic support, there has been a reluctance to name gendercide as a theological and confessional issue, a matter that strikes at the very essence of the Christian faith.

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Kindle Edition, 185 pages
Published April 7th 2014 by InterVarsity Press
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Bob
There is a war going on that knows no national borders or physical territories. It is a war that occurs in clinics, ritual ceremonies, sweatshops and brothels, college campuses and religious homes. It is a war against half of the planet's population. It is the war against women. One manifestation of this war is that there is not a woman I know who feels safe walking alone at night. Sometimes the warfare is expressed "merely" in leering looks or harassing comments. But the war is far more serious ...more
Joshua
Aug 20, 2014 Joshua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Editor: Elizabeth Gerhardt
Publisher: IVP
Reading Level: Moderate
Pages: 181

“The Christian church, no matter the denomination, has as its central confession faith in a God that became incarnate and identifies with the abused and marginalized.” (57)

“The language of the cross calls a thing what it is. Abuse against women and girls is sin.” (156)

“We begin the work to end violence against women and girls…in humility and prayer.” (148)

Frequenters of my reviews know I don’t use words like “my.” The word
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Naomi Young
Dec 21, 2014 Naomi Young rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aclib, 2014
This was a worthwhile, although slow and frustrating, read. The introductory and concluding sections -- in which Gerhardt outlines the scope and nature of violence against women and girls, then suggests fruitful actions to battle that violence through systemic and individual action -- are most satisfying. It is in the middle, in which Gerhardt attempts to provide a theological basis for action based on Luther's theology of the cross as expanded by Bonhoeffer, that the book failed in its ...more
Heidi
Jul 21, 2015 Heidi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A powerful book, filled with prophetic truths and challenges for Christians to defend those who are vulnerable in the name of Christ. As I read, I routinely wanted to shout "Amen!" or read a sentence to a friend in order to share my excitement that someone has so eloquently put into words the desire of my heart to express my love for God by working to end the injustice caused by gender inequality around the world.
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