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Nancy Nason-Clark

(Books/Monographs related to Abuse)

Kroeger, C., Nason-Clark, N. and Fisher-Townsend (2008).  Beyond Abuse in the Christian Home: Raising Voices for Change.  Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock.  (223 pp.)

Nason-Clark, Nancy and Catherine Clark Kroeger (2004). Refuge from Abuse: Hope and Healing for Abused Christian Women. Downers Grove, IL:InterVarsity Press. (178 pp.)

The Spanish translation was published in 2005, under the title of Refugio del Abuso: Sanidad y esperanza paramujeres abusadas by Caribe-Betania Editores, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing.

The Portuguese translation was published in 2006, under the title of Refugio Contra o Abuso: Cura e Esperanca para Mulheres Cristas que Sofreram Abuso by Casa Publidadora das Assembleias de Deus.

Kroeger, Catherine and Nancy Nason-Clark (2001). No Place for Abuse: Biblical and Practical Resources To Counteract Domestic Violence. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. (201pp + xv.) Translations in Arabic and Portuguese.

Nason-Clark, N. (1997). The Battered Wife: How Christians Confront Family Violence. Louisville, KY: Westminster/ John Knox Press. (185pp + xx.)

(Edited Collections Related to Abuse)

Kroeger, Catherine, Nason-Clark, Nancy and Barbara Fisher-Townsend (2008). Beyond Abuse in the Christian Home: Raising Voices for Change. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock.  (223 pp.)

Stirling, Mary Lou, Cameron, C. Ann, Nason-Clark, Nancy and Baukje Miedema (2004). Understanding Abuse: Partnering for Change. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (326 pp.)

Nason-Clark, N. and M.J. Neitz. (2000/2001) Guest Editors of a special issue of Sociology of Religion entitled, Religion and Gender in the 21st Century, vol. 61(4). Co-published one year later as Feminist Perspectives and Narrative in the Sociology of Religion. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press, 2001.

(Refereed Articles and Book Chapters Related to Abuse)

Nason-Clark, N, Holtmann, C., Fisher-Townsend, B. and S. McMullin (2009)  The RAVE Project:  Developing Web-Based Religious Resources for Social Action on Domestic Violence, Critical Social Work, forthcoming.

Nason-Clark, N.  (2008) Holy Hush or Shattered Silence?  Abuse and the Christian Church, Wineskins (Churches of Christ e-journal), www.wineskins.org.

Fisher-Townsend, Barbara and Nancy Nason-Clark (2008) Getting the Data:  Ethics, Cooperation and Interaction in a University-Community Agency Collaboration. CUExpo08. Community-University Partnerships:  Connecting for Change.  Proceedings of the Third International Community-University Exposition, edited by Darlene Clover and Catherine McGregor, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, http://www.cuexpo08.ca/assets/CUexpo%20proceedings.pdf

Kroeger, Catherine Clark and Nancy Nason-Clark (2008) Introduction.  In Kroeger, Catherine Clark, Nason-Clark, Nancy and Barbara Fisher-Townsend (eds.) Beyond Abuse in the Christian Home: Raising Voices for Change.  Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, pp. xv-xix.

Nason-Clark, Nancy (2008).  When Terror Strikes in the Christian Home.  In Kroeger, Catherine Clark, Nason-Clark, Nancy and Barbara Fisher-Townsend (eds.).  Beyond Abuse in the Christian Home: Raising Voices for Change.  Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, pp. 167-183.

Kroeger, Catherine Clark, Nason-Clark, Nancy and Barbara Fisher-Townsend (2008) Conclusion.  In Kroeger, Catherine Clark, Nason-Clark, Nancy and Barbara Fisher-Townsend (eds.) Beyond Abuse in the Christian Home: Raising Voices for Change.  Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, pp. 225-233.

Fisher-Townsend, Barbara, Nason-Clark, Nancy, Ruff, Lanette and Nancy Murphy (2008)  I am Not Violent:  Men’s Experience in Group.  In Kroeger, Catherine Clark, Nason-Clark, Nancy and Barbara Fisher-Townsend (eds.) Beyond Abuse in the Christian Home: Raising Voices for Change.  Eugene,  Oregon: Wipf and Stock, pp. 78-99.

Nason-Clark, N. and B. Fisher-Townsend (2007) Women, Gender and Feminism in the Sociology of Religion: Theory, Research and Social Action.  In Tony Blasi (ed.) American Sociology of Religion: Histories. Leiden, Holland: Brill Press, 203-221.

Nason-Clark, N. and L. Ruff (2007).  Caring for the Caregiver.  International Curriculum for Training Caregivers of Victims of Trafficking.  Washington, D.C: FAITH Consortium.

Spencer-Arsenault, Michelle and N. Nason-Clark (2007) The Role of Marian Imagery in the Lives of Ordinary Catholic Women.  In Pierre Hegy (ed.) Religious Imagery.  New   York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 151-161.

Nason-Clark, N. (2007) Can hope really change people?  Violent Religious Men and The Journey of Accountability.  In B. Matthews and L. Beaman (eds.) Exploring Gender in Canada: A Multi-Dimensional Approach. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada, pp. 278-280.

Nason-Clark, N. (2007)  Christianity and Domestic Violence.  Essay in Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence, edited by Nicole Jackson.  New   York: Routledge, pp. 161-166.

Nason-Clark, N. and B. Fisher-Townsend (2005) Chap 10: Gender. In H.R. Ebaugh (ed.) Handbook on Sociology of Religion and Social Institutions, N.Y: Springer, pp. 207-223.

Nason-Clark, N. (2005) Linking Research and Social Action: Violence, Religion and the Family. A Case for Public Sociology, Review of Religious Research, 46(3): 221-234.

Nason-Clark, N. (2004) When Terror Strikes at Home: The Interface Between Religion and Domestic Violence. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43(3): 303-310.

Reprinted in Lori G. Beaman (ed.) (2006) Religion and Canadian Society: Traditions, transitions, and innovations, Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, pp. 96-105.

Nason-Clark, N. and L. Ruff (2004) What is Sexual Violence? (invited article for a special issue on catholic priests and child sexual abuse) Concilium, August (3): 259-268.

Nason-Clark, N., N. Murphy, B. Fisher-Townsend and L. Ruff (2004). An Overview of the Characteristics of the Clients at a Faith-Based Batterers’ Intervention Program. Journal of Religion and Abuse, 5(4): 51-72.

Nason-Clark, N., Mitchell, L., and L. G. Beaman (2004) Bridge Building: Linking Sacred and Secular Support Services for Religious Victims of Abuse. In M.L. Stirling, A. Cameron, N. Nason-Clark and B. Miedema (eds.) Understanding Abuse: Partnering for Change, University of Toronto Press, pp. 223-248.

Miedema, Baukje and Nancy Nason-Clark (2004). Introduction—Understanding Abuse: Partnering for Change, Understanding Abuse: Partnering for Change. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 3-19.

Nason-Clark, N., Mitchell, L., and L. G. Beaman (2004) Bridge Building Between Churches and Community Resources: An Overview of the Work of the Religion and Violence Research Team. Centre Paper Series, No. 3. Fredericton: Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research. (24 pp.)

Nason-Clark, N. (2003). The Making of a Survivor: Rhetoric and Reality in the Study of Religion and Abuse. In J. Beckford and J. Richardson, Challenging Religion. London: Routledge, pp. 181-191.

Nason-Clark, N. (2003). Compassion Begins With A Cup of Cold Water. In R. E. Barnwell, Sr., Reflecting Christ. Indianapolis: Wesleyan Publishing House, pp. 47-62.

Nason-Clark, N. (2002) From the Heart of My Lap-top: Personal Passion and Research on Violence Against Women. In J. Spickard, M. McGuire and S. Landres, Personal Knowledge and Beyond: Reshaping the Ethnography of Religion, New York: New York University Press, pp. 27-32.

Nason-Clark, N. (2001) “Biblical Images of Women,” and “Childbearing and Rearing.” Essays in, Women’s Bible Commentary, edited by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Mary Evans. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press.

Nason-Clark, N. (2001). Woman Abuse and Faith Communities: Religion, Violence and Provision of Social Welfare. In: P. Nesbitt (Ed.), Religion and Social Policy. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, pp. 128-145.

Nason-Clark, N. (2000). Making the Sacred Safe: Woman Abuse and Communities of Faith, Sociology of Religion, 61(4):349-68. Reprinted in Feminist Perspectives and Narrative in the Sociology of Religion. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press, 2001.

Nason-Clark, N. (2000) Responding to Wife Abuse: A Story of Faith and Courage. In Brian K. Seim, et al., pp. 39-51. Stories of Compassion and Healing. Toronto: Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.

Nason-Clark, N. (2000). The Steeple and the Shelter: Secularization and resacralization in contemporary Canada, pp. 249-62. In D. Lyon & M. van Dye (Eds.). Religion, Secularization and Modernity in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Nason-Clark, N. (2000) Defining Violence in Religious Contexts, pp. 69-89. In A. Shupe (Ed.), Bad Pastors: Clergy Malfeasance in America. Albany: New York University Press.

Beaman, L. and N. Nason-Clark (1999) “Evangelical Women as Activists: Their Response to Violence Against Women,” pp. 111-132, in L. Beaman, Shared Beliefs, Different Lives: Women’s Identities in Evangelical Context. St. Louis, Missouri: Challice Press.

Nason-Clark, Nancy (1999). Shattered silence or holy hush: Emerging definitions of violence against women. Journal of Family Ministry, 13(1): 39-56. [Winner of the Marion Porter Prize, best article award, of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, 2000.] Portions of this paper are reprinted in Fear Not Now (2000). Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 11-15.

Nason-Clark, N. (1998) “The Impact of Abuses of Clergy Trust on Female Congregants’ Faith and Practice,” pp. 85-100, in Wolves Among the Fold: Religious Leadership and Abuses of Power, edited by Anson Shupe. New York: Rutgers University Press.

Nason-Clark, N. (1998) “The Evangelical Family is Sacred…but is it safe?” pp. 109-125 in Healing the Hurting: Giving Hope and Help to Abused Women, ed. by Catherine Clark Kroeger and James R. Beck. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book Publishing.

Nason-Clark, N. (1998) “Canadian Evangelical Church Women and Responses to Family Violence,” pp. 57-65, in Religion in a Changing World: Comparative Studies in Sociology edited by Madeleine Cousineau. Westport, CT.:Greenwood Press.

Beaman-Hall, L. & Nason-Clark, N. (1997). Partners or protagonists: Exploring the relationship between the transition house movement and conservative churches”, Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 12(2): 176-196.

Beaman-Hall, L. & Nason-Clark, N. (1997). Translating spiritual commitment into service: The response of evangelical women to wife abuse. Canadian Women’s Studies, 17(1):58-61.

Nason-Clark, N. (1997) A review essay entitled “Sexism and Religious Belief and Practice” in The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society, 59-75. Edited by William Swatos. New York: AltaMira Press.

Nason-Clark, N. (1996). Religion and violence against women: Exploring the rhetoric and the response of evangelical churches in Canada. Social Compass, 46(4): 515-536.

Nason-Clark, N. (1995) “Conservative Protestants and Violence Against Women: Exploring the Rhetoric and the Response”, Sex, Lies and Sanctity: Deviance and Religion in Contemporary America, pp. 109-130, edited by Mary Jo Neitz and Marion Goldman. [Part of the Religion and Social Order Series].