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Author Manlowe, Jennifer L., 1963-

Title Faith born of seduction : sexual trauma, body image, and religion / Jennifer L. Manlowe.

Published New York : New York University Press, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  261.832 MANL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 225 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index.
Contents 1. Who Are We? -- 2. A Horror beyond Tears: Reflections on a History of Abuse -- 3. A Pyrrhic Victory: Contemplating the Physical Cost of Surviving -- 4. Disenchanting Faith and the Female Body: Deconstructing Misogynous Themes in Christian Discourse -- 5. A Thinly Veiled Skein: Exploring Troublesome Connections among Incest, Eating Disorders, and Religious Discourse -- 6. Self-Help or Self-Harm? Analyzing the "Politics" of Twelve-Step Groups for Recovery -- 7. Summary of Key Findings.
Subject Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Religious life -- United States.
Incest -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Women -- Mental health -- United States.
Eating disorders -- United States -- Etiology.
Body image.
Sexism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christianity -- Controversial literature.
Twelve-step programs -- Religious aspects.
ISBN 0814755178 (alk. paper)
0814755291 (paperback: alk. paper)